The Select Board has declared Friday, Sept. 23, Hunger Action Day.
Board Chair Len Diggins at the Sept. 12 meeting read the proclamation, which aims to “raise awareness about hunger and inspire neighbors to take action.”
The proclamation states that in 2021, the rate of food insecurity among Massachusetts adults was 32 percent and among Massachusetts households with children 40 percent, and “in Arlington, an estimated 3,940 people, roughly 1 in 11 residents, are at risk for food insecurity.”
At the meeting, Andi Doane, executive director of Arlington EATS, said, “Many of our fellow neighbors struggle with food insecurity, and it’s important that we as a community address this need.”
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This news announcement by YourArlington freelance writer Susan Gilbert was published Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.
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