The USDA defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life.
This month many of us will turn our thoughts toward the holidays and gathering loved ones together around a dinner table to be thankful. However, a growing number of people in our state lack the food they need every day. A report by Feed America names Massachusetts as the state with the greatest percentage increase in food insecurity in the country (up 59%) due to the pandemic.
In this gratitude-packed episode of Java with Jimmy @ GBH, Jimmy speaks with Rev. Mariama White Hammond Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space for the city of Boston, along with Jarvis Adams, owner of LobzterKing, and Emmanual Mervil, CEO of Everybody Gotta Eat.
Together they will address ways they are tackling hunger and access to healthy food in Boston, and share ways that you can help or get the help you need.
Registration is encouraged for this free event.