Children can’t learn and grow on an empty stomach. We see how hunger impacts our communities, especially families with children. Prior to COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of children in Maryland lived in homes that struggled to put food on the table. Since the onset of the pandemic, an alarming spike in food insecurity among children has been reported. Children who experience food insecurity face dire consequences in their overall health, well-being and development. Hunger has no place in Maryland. Now more than ever, children in Maryland need free Healthy School Meals for All.
Wilson & Hoepfner: Childhood hunger will last beyond next year; Biden administration, Congress must extend free meals program
August 16, 2021