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“Who’s Hungry?” Family Storytime Event Ignites Community Conversation on Food Awareness
July 22 @ 1:00 pm
Food Link is a food rescue organization based in Arlington with a presence in 47 communities, including Lexington. We are co-hosting an exciting event with local children’s author Toni Buzzeo, local business Maxima Book Center, and two area nonprofits – Project Bread and Arlington EATS.
Latest data from the Household Pulse Survey reports that 1 in 4 households with children in Massachusetts are experiencing food insecurity. For Black and Latino households with children, that number jumps to 1 in 3.
Pre-pandemic, the number for all households with children was around 1 in 11. In response, regional nonprofits have joined together to address the need and educate people about this growing issue. Reduction in SNAP benefits, uncertainty about extended statewide free school meals, and ongoing inflation leaves food insecurity hovering near pandemic highs three years after the start of the crisis.
Families are invited to join a unique and engaging storytelling session focused on the universal theme of food, with beloved Arlington author, Toni Buzzeo. The event aims to highlight the importance of food security while also celebrating the magic of storytime.