How to Combat Food Insecurity in Ohio
In 2006, "food insecurity" supplanted "hunger" as the way the United States' government describes Americans who don't haven enough to eat. No matter what term is used, while society and technology has accelerated, so has the number of people going hungry - increasing by 57 percent since the late 1990s.
Ohio, with one of the nation's highest food insecurity rates at 16.1 percent, is not immune to these trends. Why? How did we get here? And is it reasonable to expect actionable solutions to ensure all Ohioans have access to healthy food?
Nicole Debose, MPA, MHA, County Extension Director, Cuyahoga County Extension, The Ohio State University
Andrew D. Genszler, President & CEO, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
Henry Ng, M.D., Director for Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, The MetroHealth System
Kristin Warzocha, President & CEO, Greater Cleveland Food Bank
This conversation is moderated by ideastream® reporter/producer Darrielle Snipes.