Food Insecurity in the U.S.: Insights from Catholic Social Thought and Economics

Dec 3, 2020
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7:00 PM CST / 8:00 PM EST

Free and open to the public. The event will be held online over Zoom and will be livestreamed on YouTube. This event is co-presented with the Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization (CREDO), and is co-sponsored by America MediaCatholic Charities USA, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO).

Food insecurity has become a leading indicator of well-being in the U.S. due to the tens of millions of food insecure Americans and the accordant negative physical and mental health outcomes and higher health care costs.  Its importance has become even more stark during COVID-19, as rates are predicted to rise by almost 50% in 2020 in comparison to 2019.  Join us for a discussion of food insecurity in the context of Catholic Social Thought with a panel comprised of a theologian, Margaret Pfeil (University of Notre Dame), and of economists Bruce Weber (Oregon State), and Craig Gundersen (University of Illinois), moderated by economist Chris Barrett (Cornell).



Additional reading on food insecurity and work of our cosponsor, Catholic Charities: