“Strategies to Reduce Food Insecurity”

Food insecurity exists when a household has insufficient access to enough nutritious food to support an active and healthy life. People who are food insecure may skip meals, reduce the size of their meals, or may go hungry. Tam Lynne Kelley of Maryland Hunger Solutions will discuss the relationship between food insecurity, poverty, and health disparities. Strategies that have been proven to reduce food insecurity will be reviewed, including specific steps that BES can take to reduce food insecurity in our community.

Tam Lynne Kelley works with Maryland Hunger Solutions, a state-wide non-profit that works to end hunger and promote well-being. Tam Lynne has worked in social services and public health for over fifteen years. She has experience working with people experiencing homelessness, English Language Learners, and people who are HIV+. She received a B.A. in Sociology from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She earned a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Management and Community Organizing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and she is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) in the state. In addition, she holds a Global Health Graduate Certificate from University of Maryland, Baltimore, which further fueled her passion for social justice and work that addresses the social determinants of health.

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