Former First Lady Michelle Obama has reappeared on the political landscape by launching a food distribution operation in Fresno, California.
Obama serves as Honorary Chair for Partnership for a Healthier America which is expecting to distribute meals to roughly 2,500 Fresno families starting later this month.
Obama announced the campaign in a tweet saying, “I’m thrilled to share that we’ll soon be distributing healthy meal kits to families in Fresno as part of our Pass the Love campaign with @PHAnews! We’re so close to reaching our goal of providing one million meals, but we need your support.”
The campaign aims to distribute 120,000 healthy meals as part of a greater campaign to serve over one million healthy meals to Americans struggling with food insecurity nationwide.
Natalie Caples, Co-CEO of Central California Food Bank, who is working with Obama’s campaign said, “In Central California, 1 in 3 children are hungry. This comprehensive program is going to educate families with new and innovative ways to cook nutritious foods and provide them with the meals they need to thrive. The connection to the show is really going to excite kids in our community and encourage them to try new foods! We hope this program will build healthy habits for years to come.”
While many Americans are applauding Obama’s altruistic campaigns, Republican strategists are taking notes.
The potential Democrat candidate pool for the 2024 presidential election is so thin that many Democrats are looking to Obama to save them.
A campaign feeding thousands of American families certainly would be a great launching point for a potential political career, but that remains to be seen. Obama’s moves will be worth keeping an eye on as 2024 gets closer.