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STUDY PEGS MASS. FOOD INSECURITY COSTS AT $2.4 BILLION

[Story Developing] From dialysis treatments to special attention in the classroom, costs pile up for those who may be ailing because they are hungry or unsure how they will get their next meals. A study publicized Tuesday pegged the total cost of hunger and food insecurity in Massachusetts at $2.4 billion.

"That's a staggering amount," said Catherine D’Amato, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank. She said, "There is no reason anyone in our state should go hungry."


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