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Fighting Hunger

WHITE HOUSE Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Audrey on February 27. THE WHITE HOUSE

Doug Emhoff, as the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, is the Second Gentleman of the United States. On February 27, Emhoff made an announcement at the White House, in Washington, D.C. TFK Kid Reporter Audrey Owolo was there.

Emhoff spoke about President Biden’s commitment to fighting food insecurity in the United States. The Second Gentleman announced that an additional $1.7 billion will go toward efforts to end hunger.

The money comes from partnerships with more than 140 groups. These include sports organizations, health networks, and many others. The groups responded to a challenge posed by the White House to end hunger by 2030.

Emhoff spoke with Audrey in an exclusive interview after the event. He said that “it’s an all-hands-on-deck effort” to make sure that all people have access to food. The two also discussed the ways in which hunger can affect a person’s physical and mental well-being.

It’s “crucially important that we all come together and make sure people have enough to eat—healthy food—so we can end this problem,” Emhoff told Audrey.

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