In a season of abundance, too many Rhode Islanders struggle to afford food

The holiday season is upon us, a time when food is a big part of what brings us together in celebration.Unfortunately, that is not the reality for ...

December 1, 2022
4:36 AM

The holiday season is upon us, a time when food is a big part of what brings us together in celebration.Unfortunately, that is not the reality for many families in Rhode Island, some of whom must turn to food pantries as inflation has increased the cost of groceries. For too many Rhode Islanders, it can be a struggle to afford and gain access to high-quality, nutrient-rich food, and we should reflect on the implications.Not only is this inequitable in the short term, but it also has long-term implications.

Martha L. Wofford