Amy Pessia, Executive Director of Merrimack Valley Food Bank, talks about the interdependent relationship with Lazarus House, how our Missions align beautifully and a cooperative 20-year partnership in serving our community – providing nutrition and freedom from hunger and food insecurity.
Food Insecurity Facts:
There has been a 102% increase in food-insecure children since COVID began
21.8% of MA households with children are currently suffering from food insecurity
1 in 6 White, 1 in 4 Latinx, and 1 in 3 Black households face food insecurity
Sources: Feeding America , Project Bread