Injustice is the root of poverty. Poverty spouts, grows and flourishes in injustice.
We cannot fully address the needs of the hungry without addressing the reality of poverty. And we cannot address the issue of poverty without dealing directly with the injustice from which it springs.
It is not enough to feed the hungry. Faithfulness demands that we ask the hard question: “Why are they hungry?” The answers will always lead back to oppression and injustice. Always.