Rep. Mike Levin will lead a bipartisan listening to Monday in Oceanside to look at the affect of COVID-19 on veterans dealing with starvation.
The Congressional Area Listening to on Ending Veteran Starvation, on the Veterans Affiliation of North County, 1617 Mission Ave., begins at 10 a.m.
The Home Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will livestream the proceedings.
A current U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) examine discovered that from 2015 to 2019, 11.1% of working-age veterans lived in a food-insecure family and 5.3% lived in a family with very low meals safety.
Whereas the Division of Veterans Affairs (VA) and USDA have made progress in figuring out veterans experiencing meals insecurity and connecting them with sources just like the Supplemental Vitamin Help Program (SNAP), the COVID-19 pandemic added new hardships for veteran households.
This listening to, based on Levin’s workplace, will study tendencies within the prevalence of veteran starvation and the way authorities businesses and non-profits tailored through the pandemic.
Levin, D-San Juan Capistrano – his district contains components of North County – chairs the Home Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Alternative.
Becoming a member of him might be Home Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, and Subcommittee on Financial Alternative Rating Member Rep. Barry Moore, R-Alabama.
Witnesses set to look earlier than the panel embody Daniel Santibanez, the VA San Diego Healthcare System’s diet and meals providers chief, Christine Going, the VA Nationwide meals safety program coordinator and Anahid Brakke, president of the San Diego Starvation Coalition.