State Senator Eric Kearney to tackle childhood hunger in town hall meeting at Children's Hospital

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.

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