State Senator Eric Kearney to tackle childhood hunger in town hall meeting at Children's Hospital
Jesse Folk, WCPO Digital
6:48 AM, Jul 25, 2013
CINCINNATI -- A local Ohio legislator will be in town Thursday night to talk with people about the problem of childhood hunger facing many Buckeye State families.
State Sen. Eric Kearney (D-Cincinnati) is hosting a town hall meeting at Children's Hospital. It starts at 6 p.m. at the hospital's Sabin Auditorium at 3333 Burnet Ave.
Kearney said Ohio ranks 11th in the nation for high food insecurity rates according to the USDA.
The senator said that without a stable source of food, the physical, mental and educational well-being of a child is threatened.
"I firmly believe that all children deserve a healthy start to life," Kearney said in a release. "In too many of our communities, the only meal that children may get a day is during school. Once they get home, they must worry about what they are going to eat."
The meeting will include a panel moderated by Crystal Kendrick and made up of health and children advocates. A question and answer session will follow the discussion.