Social Safety Net Prevented Spike In Hunger In 2020

Virus Outbreak Food Security Poll
In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020, photo, Norman Harris, center, waits for a box and bag of food at a giveaway sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
Virus Outbreak Food Security Poll
In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020, photo, Norman Harris, center, waits for a box and bag of food at a giveaway sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

Social Safety Net Prevented Spike In Hunger In 2020

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New government data out Wednesday show that a boost in federal aid stopped food insecurity from worsening in 2020.

Reset talks with a Washington-based reporter and a local expert for their reaction to the news and to better understand the issue of food insecurity in the Chicago area.

GUESTS: Laura Reiley, Washington Post business of food reporter

Kate Maehr, executive director and CEO of the Greater Chicago Food Depository