"A child told me a story recently. She said, 'Well, when my mother prepares food, we get such a small amount, but then there is some left. And I would ask for more, and she would tell me, 'You cannot have anymore, because what is left is for tomorrow, and if you eat it today, you will go hungry tomorrow.'"- Reverend Melony Samuels, Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger
This week on BILL MOYERS JOURNAL (KCET-TV)
As food prices go sky high and millions go hungry in America, why are tax dollars being spent on farmers who don't farm? BILL MOYERS JOURNAL teams up with the PBS series EXPOSÉ: AMERICA'S INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS to follow the trail of WASHINGTON POST reporters who uncovered more than $15 billion in “wasteful, unnecessary, or redundant expenditures” that have flowed from Washington to America’s farmers.
Then, the JOURNAL looks at shortages in America's food banks.
And, Bill Moyers talks with David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, about challenges of combating hunger and the new farm bill being negotiated in Congress.
On THE MOYERS BLOG
Read more from David Beckmann on "A Chance to Help Those Who Need it Most."
Take our poll on government oversight and farm subsidies.
Learn how you can support your local food pantry, and find your local food bank.
Bill Moyers Rewind: Life on Edge (2002) - a report on hunger in Oregon.
Each week, video, transcripts, and further resources and investigations from BILL MOYERS JOURNAL are available online at www.pbs.org/moyers.