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Feed the Children

Food giveaway benefits Head Start children, families

Food giveaway benefits Head Start children, families

The families of nearly 400 children in Baltimore Head Start classes received boxes packed with healthy food items Thursday from Feed the Children and the United Way of Central Maryland.

Another 400 boxes will be distributed to low-income families this week.

"Food insecurity is a profound problem in our community," said Molly Shattuck, healthy food ambassador for the local United Way and founder of Molly Shattuck Vibrant Living. "It's imperative that we continue to come up with solutions to put healthy, affordable meals on the tables of families who need it."

On Thursday, families of children at St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore's Head Start on Caroline...