Fighting hunger in Maryland

Maryland Morning’s Sheilah Kast looked at the rising numbers of people listed as “food insecure” on a segment aired on WYPR-FM earlier this week. Interviewed in the nearly 15-minute-long segment was staff attorney Sandra Brushart, who works in Maryland Legal Aid’s Baltimore County office in Towson. Brushart spoke about the difficulties people face when applying for food stamps and other benefits at Maryland Department of Social Services offices: “I’ve had clients turn in the same paperwork three or four times. It is very scary. If you ever to to [DSS] waiting rooms, it’s standing-room-only, there’s a sense of tension. Security guards get called if people get upset.”

To hear the segment, click here.


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