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Food insecurity topic of Gloucester Resource Council forum

The Gloucester Resource Council will conduct a forum and discussion on food insecurity from 9:30-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the community room of the Gloucester Library, Main Street Center.

The USDA defines food insecurity as “consistent access to adequate food that is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.” According to Gloucester County spokesperson Christi Lewis, an estimated 14 percent of American households, and one out of five children, were food insecure at least some time during 2014, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members.

The Nov. 4 discussion will focus on options to assist those identified as being most vulnerable—Gloucester’s youth. Lewis said forum participants that will share information with the council include Shelia Pillath, director of the Mathews Family YMCA; a representative from the Peninsula Food Bank on USDA feeding programs; a representative...

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