New Study Links Food Insecurity And Disability

Holly Brown and her children Evan and Cailyn use a Caroline’s Cart during a visit to the Base Exchange at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Feb. 4. A Caroline’s Cart is built with a roomy seat and adjustable harness designed to ease the shopping experience for families with a special needs member. The Brown’s husband and father is Lt. Col. Cory Brown of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)
Holly Brown and her children Evan and Cailyn use a Caroline’s Cart during a visit to the Base Exchange at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Feb. 4. A Caroline's Cart is built with a roomy seat and adjustable harness designed to ease the shopping experience for families with a special needs member. The Brown’s husband and father is Lt. Col. Cory Brown of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)
Holly Brown and her children Evan and Cailyn use a Caroline’s Cart during a visit to the Base Exchange at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Feb. 4. A Caroline’s Cart is built with a roomy seat and adjustable harness designed to ease the shopping experience for families with a special needs member. The Brown’s husband and father is Lt. Col. Cory Brown of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)
Holly Brown and her children Evan and Cailyn use a Caroline’s Cart during a visit to the Base Exchange at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Feb. 4. A Caroline's Cart is built with a roomy seat and adjustable harness designed to ease the shopping experience for families with a special needs member. The Brown’s husband and father is Lt. Col. Cory Brown of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

New Study Links Food Insecurity And Disability

A new report out from the Greater Chicago Food Depository shows that nearly a third of low-income adults with disabilities are “food insecure,” meaning they are at a significantly increased risk of going hungry compared to adults without disabilities. The West Side of Chicago is one of the toughest places to live in Cook County as a low-income person with disabilities, according to the study, which was supported by a grant from the Chicago Community Trust and was done with assistance from Access Living, Progress Center for Independent Living, Anixter Center and other organizations.

Morning Shift talks with Kate Maehr, executive director and CEO of the Great Chicago Food Depository about the study’s findings and why they are particularly important in the context of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget.