Meaghan Attard recently published a thorough research report titled “Root Causes of Poverty in the United States and Baltimore.” In the report, Attard delves deeper into the systemic issues correlated with the United States’ most vulnerable populations. The paper is separated into two main sections, first discussing the main risk factors for poverty
in the United States and then focusing on the Baltimore population. The main lessons learned from the report include “Poverty and food insecurity are closely tied, but food insecurity seems to be a more pressing issue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic” and “Race is a powerful variable when it comes to poverty.” Other topics covered in the report are effects of the pandemic on poverty in the United States and intergenerational inequality. More importantly, Attard emphasizes the lack of social mobility amongst families in poverty. Overall, Attard’s exposition into poverty in the United States is an enlightening and powerful piece, providing substantial facts about deep-rooted societal issues.
At the Baltimore Hunger Project, our mission is to eradicate childhood hunger through bridging the weekend food gap. In order to accomplish our goal, we must take a step back to understand what the causes of childhood hunger. Addressing the issues by fulfilling the weekend food gap is equally as important as bringing awareness to food insecurity on a fundamental level.
Read Meaghan Attard’s Report “Root Causes of Poverty in the United States and Baltimore” Here: