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Food Insecurity During the Holidays

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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.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.