Helping Minimum Wage Workers Put More Food on the Table

    Date: 09/08/2016

    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Price: Free


    The Century Foundation, 1 Whitehall Street, 15th Fl., New York, NY 10004

    This Labor Day, while many Americans celebrate around family barbeques, millions of their neighbors will struggle to provide enough for their family to eat a full meal. This struggle is faced by too many Americans, including many that are working full-time. Food insecurity affects about one in seven households in the United States.

    The Century Foundation and Hunger Free America invite you to a discussion on how raising the minimum wage can drive reductions in hunger among working families. The discussion will feature groundbreaking new research from TCF fellow William Rodgers III which looks at how a $15 federal minimum wage would lower the nation’s food insecurity rate by 6.5 percent.
    A reception offering wine and cheese will take place directly following the event.

    Panelists will include:
    Joel Berg: Executive Director, Hunger Free America
    Dan Cantor: National Director, Working Families Party
    William Rodgers III: TCF fellow, professor and chief economist, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University

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