Food Quantity vs. Quality - Do We Have to Choose?

Food Quantity vs. Quality - Do We Have to Choose?

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

With more than 466,000 Marylanders food insecure1, does it matter where the food is grown or whether it is processed or fresh? Hunger is a pressing problem; the Maryland Food Bank and its partners provided 17.7 million meals to Maryland families in FY 2011. To end hunger in Maryland would take an additional 78 million meals. With such huge need, can we afford to worry about the quality of the food that is being provided?

Dr. Mariana Chilton, of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University and the Director of Witnesses to Hunger; and Deborah A. Flateman, Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Food Bank will discuss what the research says about the quality/quantity debate, what efforts are being made in Maryland to address food quality and quantity; and what can be done to achieve more of both. Hosted by the Green Funders and Basic Human Needs Affinity Groups.

This program is for members and invited guests only; lunch will be served.


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