Rachel’s Table continues mission against rise of food insecurity
VIA THE REMINDER
BY MATT CONWAY
SPRINGFIELD – With the coronavirus pandemic enhancing issues with food insecurity locally and nation-wide, the Springfield division of Rachel’s Table on 1160 Dickinson St. continues to vigilantly curb the growing trend.
Director of Rachel’s Table Jodi Falk shared that food insecurity rates in Massachusetts rose from 8.2 percent pre-COVID-19, to 19.6 percent during its height. Nationally, the food insecurity rate is 16.4 percent, and while Falk noticed some easement in the state rate, it remains well ahead of pre-2020 norms.