Jimmy Dorrell, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Mission Waco, writes an opinion article on how the chronic hunger problem that affects millions of Americans is more than a food issue. Dorrell also explores the difference between crisis and chronic need. There are several books published, like Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton, which highlight the idea that free food lines are alleviating poverty. “The safety net must never go away for the poor who are mentally or physically disabled, the children, the sick and the elderly, but perhaps a greater emphasis on work, raising the minimum wage to a living wage and even providing access to healthy and affordable food would reframe and address poverty in our own community,” Dorrell wrote. Dorrell further explains the idea of empowering people to lift themselves out of poverty by giving people the correct resources and better opportunities to increase their quality of life.
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