Sharing Stories About Going Hungry in America
Robin Dickinson, a family practice physician, suffered two strokes and found herself unable to work. Soon, she found it nearly impossible to feed her family, but then remembered that was a safety net available to help people in her position: SNAP benefits. What is it like to suddenly fall into poverty and need the assistance of food stamps?
A non-profit group called Hunger Free Colorado gave cameras to 15 women who are recipients of SNAP benefits and asked them to take photos and chronicle what it’s like to be hungry in the U.S. The photos have been part of a traveling exhibit meant to spread awareness, and the participants show up at the exhibits to share their stories and answer questions. See more from the “Hunger Through My Lens” project here. [Thanks to Jon for the story.]