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County, state leaders discuss ways to combat childhood hunger

January 16, 2024
This image depicts a group of school children, who were seated in the lunchroom of a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school taking their daily lunch break during their school day activities. In this particular view, seated in the foreground, were two playful boys, one of whom was about to begin eating his whole-wheat sandwich, minus the crust. Hopefully, his lunch included some fresh fruit, as was the case for some of his classmates

Childhood hunger — an issue that impacts more than 33,000 children in Montgomery County, according to Feeding America — drew elected leaders from the county and state levels to Gaithersburg on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for a roundtable discussion. “People wake up, and they don’t know if they’re going to have enough food to eat,” Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando said at the event. “It’s unjust, and it’s wrong.”

Article Source: MOCO360

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