John Turner is senior director of marketing and branding for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Originally from London, his 20-year communications career in both the public and private sectors has taken him coast-to-coast in the US. Even though he now calls Austin, Texas home, John still follows his beloved Arsenal FC and drinks copious quantities of tea.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Farm Bill Budget Cuts Will Mean Millions of Americans Go Hungry
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. So said President Franklin D Roosevelt, over 75 years ago, in his second inaugural address . This idea could not be any more important than now, when the health of millions of children, their families and older adults are in danger.
Sunday, September 04, 2011
If Rick Perry is an Economic Miracle Worker, Why Are So Many Texans Going Hungry?
One of the questions I'm constantly asked here at the food bank in Austin, Texas is: "I don't understand why there are so many people who are hungry: why is that?" They say things like, "I heard that thanks to Governor Rick Perry, the Texas economy is booming , isn't it?