Fight Poverty Not the Poor.
FoodShare SC’s Advocacy efforts seek to engage in dialogues and advocacy with our elected officials, leveraging our state-wide network and their unique needs and concerns. As a part of these efforts, a FoodShare staff joined others from South Carolina and across the nation to participate in the Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington DC on June 18, 2022.
A rallying cry of the event was to demand that every member of Congress publicly acknowledge the reality and pain of 140 million poor and low wealth people – including 43 % of our entire population and 52% of our children, who have died at a rate 2 to 5 times higher during this pandemic, and 250,000 of whom died from poverty and inequality every year – and recognize a moral crisis that must be corrected, reckoned with, and repaired.
More information about this campaign is available on their website.