Local Leaders Try Eating On $5 Per Day

Local Leaders Try Eating On $5 Per Day

Could you eat for just $5 a day? Hundreds of Montgomery County, Md., officials and employees tried it last week to raise awareness about hunger in the affluent county, but some people who struggle to buy food found the week-long challenge offensive.

Could you eat for just $5 a day? Three hundred Montgomery County, Md., officials and employees tried it last week to draw attention to poverty and hunger in the affluent county. But some people who regularly struggle to buy food found the week-long challenge offensive. Kojo explores hunger in our region and what local governments have the power to do about it.

Guests

Valerie Ervin

Member, Montgomery County Council (D)

Brian Banks

Director of Public Policy and Community Outreach, Capital Area Food Bank

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