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STUDY ATTACHES HIGH COST TO HUNGER, FOOD INSECURITY

By Andy Metzger
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 13, 2018.....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.

Ana Poblacion of Children's HealthWatch, one of the researchers who worked on a food insecurity study, spoke at the State House Tuesday. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

"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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