Sisters map hunger solutions—give 3 years to visit 93 programs in 50 states and DC

by Linda Bloom

Betsy Comstock and Carolyn Pesheck prepare salad for a Manna Meal in Charleston, W. Va., on Oct. 11, 2010. Manna Meals serves breakfast and lunch 365 days of the year. Photo: UMNS

NEW YORK, N.Y. (UMNS) — Betsy Comstock and Carolyn Pesheck wanted to see for themselves how people are responding to the issue of hunger in America.The two sisters, both active United Methodists, bought a used minivan and embarked on a series of road trips between 2009 and 2012 that took them to hunger-related programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • World Hunger Education
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.