Addams critiques the prioritization of commerce over charity and describes the work of the United States Food Administration. Addams also describes her concern for food insecurity and the importance American farmers have in feeding the world. Addams gave the speech at the National Conference of Social Work on May 18, 1918.
Addams discusses changes in the government's view about the common good that have translated into efforts to bring food security to larger populations. Addams gave this speech at the National Conference of Social Work.