Friday, January 14, 2022

Mayor Fights Child Hunger

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

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.


Anonymous said...

What a joke. What is he gonna do ? Go fill out the paper work for a SNAP card himself ? NO WHERE in America a child should go hungry.....just fill out the paper work and turn it in. Done. Kids in the far reaches of the Ozarks get a SNAP card Mr. Mayor. This is pandering and it makes me sick.

Anonymous said...

Kids are getting murdered and Chokweh is pandering.
He is a good Marxist, he is heartless.

Anonymous said...

Chin music.

Anonymous said...

I don't know which is more sad.

The fact that his staff and advisors think THIS is clearly the pressing issue to champion.

Or the fact that his constituents will mindlessly applaud this as a significant and ground breaking achievement.

Anonymous said...

10:00 seem like a real joy to be around.

Anonymous said...

Great news! I bet they are going to require snap participants to successfully graduate from a course on economical nutritious at home food preparation. And also require that the "adult" actually see to it that the children are fed. And require foods purchased with benefits have a minimum nutrition value. This will be so helpful!

Anonymous said...

In Jackson, a child is more likely to die from a gunshot wound than from hunger.

Anonymous said...

do he and his security guards get a trip out of this?

Anonymous said...

Phew!! Glad that's solved.

Anonymous said...

How can ANYONE be hungry in this country?

Anonymous said...

Childhood obesity is a bigger problem in Jackson Mississippi than childhood hunger. If a child is hungry in Jackson it is because their parents are neglectful crackheads.

Anonymous said...

In order to develop strategies to fight childhood hunger, Mayor Gumflap will need to attend numerous out of state workshops and conferences with his staff and entourage in destinations like NYC, LA, Chicago, and Honolulu.

Never fear, impoverished citizens, Uncle Joe will pay for it all.

anonymous said...

if there is so much ''child hunger'' in mississippi why is mississippi the runaway leader in child obesity?

Anonymous said...

"dignity ecomony" - these people love to talk in a way where no one understands then pretend like you are the stupid one. What an idiot.

Anonymous said...

The mayor's primary responsibility is to provide a safe ( police protection) and healthy environment (infrastructure). Since he has no interest in these matters, he is delving into an area in which he has no business. A classic fool's errand.

Anonymous said...

If there's still anyone who believes the mayor cares about anybody other than himself & his siste, they're delusional.

Anonymous said...

What are crime, infrastructure, and jobs?

Three things that the current mayor could care less about

His priorities: receiving constant praise from his minions, looking good on media, and self promotion.

Anonymous said...

Before the obligatory, "y'all miserable and just cant be happy for any good thing this man does" appears, let me be clear.

That is 100% correct.

We will genuinely never be happy for one single, dumb and insignificant thing this man brags about...unless it comes immediately AFTER an actual attempt to curb crime and improve infrastructure needs.

You should try it too.

Anonymous said...

I would be okay with this if Mayor Choke provided a metric or how much childhood hunger exists, what is his plan to combat it, and then follows up with another metric which detailing the effectiveness of his effort. But that’s not the point of this. As others have stated, the point is to have an excuse for more expensive travel boondoggles on the taxpayer dime.

Nothing will get accomplished because this mayor is not the can-do, take action type. He loves to hear himself talk, but he hates to explain himself.

He has zero accomplishments to list as a legacy. Just a list of good intentions with zero results like every other liberal democrat.

Wash it down with what? said...

Nice. Chowke deflecting to "child hunger" issues before it gets cold in The City with Soul and er'body gone go THIRSTY when the pipes is frozen up and broke. Tis the season for raw boo boo.

Anonymous said...

Let us know when he starts going to fast food places in Jackson and lecturing parents who feed their kids Burger King and Popeyes

Anonymous said...

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah,
blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah,
blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.


And when the next election comes around, he'll be elected by at least the percentage he was this past election. He knows good and damn well he doesn't have to ANYTHING to remain in his current seat. All he has to do is keep "sounding" smart and stay black.

Anonymous said...

Who said he sounds smart?

For all his bloviation that he spews, he sounds like a blithering idiot !

Anonymous said...

I'll say it till I'm blue in the face. Family planning and education are the keys to breaking the poverty cycle. You can talk about helping those already in that predicament all you want, but ultimately getting to the point where people don't have kids until they have a job and marketable skills is the only solution. Until then we are just expecting society to take responsibility for irresponsible individual decision.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if we just give these children money, they will buy food and stop killing. If this works, think of all the money the people in Belhaven will save.

Anonymous said...

" In order to develop strategies to fight childhood hunger, Mayor Gumflap will need to attend numerous out of state workshops and conferences with his staff and entourage in destinations like NYC, LA, Chicago, and Honolulu."

Don't forget to include Atlanta on that list.

Anonymous said...

I'm certain that children in the city of Jackson get a free breakfast and lunch at public schools. That leaves 5 weekday meals, plus 6 on the weekend if you happen to be a go-getter and roll out of your stupor for breakfast. I think summers are covered by the feds, too.

If parents or guardians can't put together 11 meals per week for a child, there are more serious, and obvious, issues at hand.

Anonymous said...

I mean, the schools were feeding kids even while it was shut down. I have heard the most preposterous stories about schools giving out food. If anybody is hungry, it's 100% apathy and neglect

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