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