Food poverty is a concept.
It’s a thing you read about in textbooks or newspapers, it’s what politicians talk about in parliament, it’s what people say when they don’t know anyone who is struggling to feed themselves or their family.
For me it’s not a concept. It’s my family and my friends and their kids. It’s my community. I see the effect it has, not through the TV, but just in my everyday life.
Food poverty is what you call it when it doesn’t touch your life. When it does touch your life you call it the harrowing sight of seeing a kid who is hungry beyond how anyone should be hungry.
Then, you stop calling it anything, and you do something about it because it’s not a concept, it’s a reality.