Food Insecurity

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We've come a long way from the days when Walter Cronkite, the anchorman of the CBS Evening News, was widely hailed as the "most trusted man in America."

Whether you blame the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine in 1987, the proliferation of the internet, or the shift from "journalists" to "content creators," separating truth from fiction - even as it pertains to those reporting or presenting "the news" has become impossibly complicated.

And at the same time, the most important work, that of local newspapers, radio and television, is disappearing bit by bit.


It's bad enough not to know where your next meal is coming from - or if there is going to be a next meal.  But the "meal gap" is especially pernicious; it's that economic space where perhaps you're making choices between food or rent, or food or medications ... but you still make "too much" to qualify for federal nutrition assistance.