FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2022
Jackson, Miss – Today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba will join more than 50 other mayors from across the nation in the launch of the Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger, a nonpartisan coalition dedicated to meaningful action to end childhood hunger.
“No child should have to go hungry in this country – let alone Jackson,” Mayor Lumumba said. “We believe all citizens deserve to be part of a dignity economy – one that recognizes basic human needs. That is why I stand with this coalition and support efforts to eliminate childhood hunger.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, local, state and national leaders took urgent action to fight childhood hunger – tactics that worked to stave off greater rates of food insecurity despite the severe economic hardships brought on by the pandemic. The Mayors Alliance plans to harness the collective expertise of mayors from across the political spectrum to continue driving change at the state and national level.
“Mayors have witnessed firsthand the hardship their constituents are facing, and their cities are on the frontlines of responding to the short and long-term impacts of hunger in their communities,” said Lisa Davis, Senior Vice President of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
The alliance will partner with the national nonprofit Share Our Strength and it’s No Kid Hungry campaign.