Episode 212

Fighting Hunger During a Pandemic

March 26, 2020
  • Children & Families
  • Inequality
  • Education
University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston, Cizik School of Nursing
University of Houston

Around the United States, schools are shutting down due to coronavirus. For some Americans, this means setting up a home office and learning to work with children underfoot. But others are facing a far more serious crisis: with school cafeterias closed indefinitely and employment increasingly precarious, how will they manage to put food on the table? Professor Daphne Hernandez lays out the problem of food insecurity in America, how coronavirus is affecting the situation, and what policymakers can do to help families in need -- now and in the future.

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