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Food Insecurity During the Holidays

Dec 21, 2015

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  For many of us, the holidays means family gatherings with more food than we know what to do with. But for 1 in 8 Marylanders, this is still a time when they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Making matters more difficult: one third of those who report food insecurity earn too much to qualify for government aid. In this hour of Midday we'll discuss hunger, it’s surprising prevalence, and why it needs to be addressed year round - not only during the holidays. 

Our guests are Wes Moore, Deborah Flateman,  president and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank, Michael J. Wilson the director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, and John Gaddis the superintendent of Somerset County Public Schools, which now serves free meals to all students.