Photos from the front lines of hunger displayed at State House to spur action
March 09, 2012
The Witnesses to Hunger project was developed by a collaboration of public health advocates and researchers to spur legislation aimed at ending poverty and hunger.
"In some ways, parents feel like failures when they are not able to put food on the table," said Megan Sandel, an associate professor of pediatrics and public health at Boston University School of Medicine and a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center. "I've seen a mother start crying and you will see a child consoling their parents."
Sandel said that the photos in the Witnesses to Hunger Exhibit are a view of the seemingly impossible trade-offs mothers in poverty face daily--rent or medicine, heat or breakfast, diapers or fresh fruit.
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