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A seat at the table

A seat at the table

Here's a topic for the Thanksgiving meal this year that won't force the dreaded family debate on politics or religion: Instead of the bounty of a holiday table piled high with turkey and all the trimmings, can you imagine what life is like for people who do not know where their next meal is coming from or whether they will eat at all? Can the people seated around the table envision not having access to fresh food or being able to shop at a modern supermarket with its wide array of produce?

For many Marylanders, particularly people living in Baltimore, it doesn't take much imagination at all. By last count, there are 757,430 people living in this state who are food insecure,...