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Food Insecurity: Around the State and Close to Home (series)
In a country with supermarkets bulging at the seams with food products why, in recent years, have millions of Americans lacked consistent access to enough food for a healthy active life? In 2018, 37 million Americans (11.5%) experienced food insecurity and Washtenaw County was close to the national average at 10.7%.1 Further, according to estimates from Feeding America, the coronavirus pandemic is markedly worsening the situation and 54,000,000 people, including 18 million children, will experience food insecurity in 2020. 2 Join our summer series on food insecurity to learn more about the extent of the problem before and during the pandemic, the populations most affected, the impacts on the health of adults and children, the federally supported programs that address food insecurity, the organizations that provide solutions right here in Washtenaw County, and an innovative private initiative to create win-win-win programs benefitting needy households, local farmers and vulnerable communities. 1 http://www.map.feedingamerica.org 2 http://www.feedingamerica.org/ hunger-in-america.org
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Summer Lecture Series
Date(s) : 06/10/2021 - 06/24/2021
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30AM
Location : Online
Fee : $15.00
Event Status : OPEN