Patrick Martins begins today’s episode of The Main Course by recalling his recent speech at the 3rd annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference. Hear Patrick discuss gastronomy, taste, and the importance of knowing your food source. Later, Patrick is joined in the studio by Anthony Butler of St. John’s Bread and Life emergency food services. Tune in to hear Anthony define hunger in terms of caloric intake, and how St. John’s Bread and Life is changing its clients’ eating habits to better their health. Learn how the restaurant industry can be instrumental in helping emergency food providers end hunger. Tune in to hear Anthony talk about his upcoming event called 30 Is Enough, and how restaurants are giving back to their neighborhoods in New York City. Learn how the upcoming election will affect poverty in the United States. What have been the best policies for emergency food providers, and how did Ronald Reagan re-establish hunger? Tune in to find out on this episode of The Main Course! This program has been brought to you by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

“Hunger is an issue of poverty. The issue has really been skewed. It’s really an issue of no real wage growth since 1973.” [12:20] — Anthony Butler on The Main Course