St Petersburg Leaders to Declare Food a Human Right as More Families Face Food Insecurity

May 6, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — More families are facing hunger as the pandemic continues.

“Pre-COVID statistics will tell us that 15% of individuals in Pinellas County were suffering food insecurity, some reports estimate that as high as 24% based on families missing a meal at some point in a 12 month period because they didn’t have the financial resources to access food,” said Jennifer Yeagley, CEO of St. Petersburg Free Clinic.

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