Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

We must do more to fight hunger

Thank you to Andrea McDaniels for her article about food insecurity in Maryland (“Fewer Maryland families going without enough to eat,” Sept. 8). The reported downward trend of Marylanders who face food insecurity — from 13 percent to 10 percent — is great news. The not-great news is that 1 in 10 of our residents is still at risk of serious hunger — and in general, these residents are our most vulnerable: children and seniors.

In addition to lower unemployment, the downward trend is a result of determined advocacy organizations like...