Lawmakers work to fight hunger

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Republicans and democrats in the General Assembly joined together to fight hunger on Monday morning.

The leaders from both the House and Senate delivered donations to food bank representatives.

Indiana's 11 food banks served 1 million people last year and lawmakers are trying to help them meet the needs of the hungry.

According to Democratic minority leader Scott Pelath, one in six people in Indiana don't get enough to eat.

“If you're a kid and you're going to school hungry, you're not going to learn,” he said. “That means you're not going to be as successful and prosper as much later in life. If you're an adult and you're hungry you're (going to) get sicker.”

The four legislative leaders also appeared together in a public service announcement targeting hunger.

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this would also keep them healthier so they don't have to visit the doctors so much and use medicaid and medicare !! or is it you want them to seeing the doctors so the doctors get more ?
would probable help if you would raise food stamps to the cost of living which should of been done long ago,studies have already been done and it is impossible for anyone to eat healthy with the amount of food stamps they get !!

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