Food policy writer coming to Anchorage Thursday and Friday

I’m double-posting today because I noticed an unusual addition to Title Wave’s schedule — a visit this Friday at 6:30 by Joel Berg, an expert on food policy. He’ll also be at UAA’s Student Union tonight (Thursday), at 7 pm.
Via email, Berg took a few minutes from his busy book tour schedule to tell 49 Writers, “I am coming to Anchorage because I was invited by the Food Bank of Alaska. The main point of my trip is to call attention to the fact that hunger and food insecurity rose at one of the highest rates in the union. According to USDA, in 1996-1998, fully 8.7 percent of the state’s households lack sufficient food. That number skyrocketed to 12.4 percent in 2005 – 2007. My trip is intended to highlight this problem, as well as government solutions to it.”
Description of All You Can Eat from the Title Wave event announcement:

With the biting wit of Super Size Me and the passion of a lifelong activist, Joel Berg has his eye on the growing number of people who are forced to wait in lines at food pantries across the nation-the modern breadline. All You Can Eat reveals that hunger is a problem as American as apple pie, and shows what it is like when your income is not enough to cover rising housing and living costs and put food on the table.
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