TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Department of Social Work Master of Social Work (MSW) Program will host a town hall meeting to discuss the rising cost of food and what individuals can do to address the issues of food shortage and hunger. The town hall meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jack L. McLean, Jr. Community Center located on 700 Paul Russell Road.
Interested individuals will be provided with information on the following: how and why the cost of food is increasing; why there is a shortage of food supplies at food banks; how families can afford the price of food; how to stretch your grocery budget; and where to find additional help in the community.
According the U.S. Census Bureau Survey in 2000, 10.5 percent of all U.S. households representing 20 million adults and three million children were “food insecure” because of a lack of knowledge and access to resources in their communities.
“The objectives of the town hall meeting are to increase the awareness of the significant problem of food shortage and hunger and provide information to mobilize various resources to address the needs of members in the community,” said Merlin R. Langley, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of FAMU’s Department of Social Work.
This event is free. Dinner and door prizes will be provided. The general public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Merlin R. Langley at (850) 599-3456.
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