Fighting against hunger

Are Marylanders ready to wage war against hunger?

Thank you for highlighting the importance of addressing food insecurity among Maryland's children ("Parent tackles 'food insecurity' at Towson High," Nov. 28). I am truly inspired by the work of Cheri Pegues and Food for Thought, especially given my personal experience as a child who relied on free meals at school growing up — and standing in the back of the lunch line so no one would notice I never paid.

This charitable work is so important, but it will simply never compare to the benefit Maryland children and families stand to gain by protecting and strengthening the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) also known as "food stamps." I urge Maryland's representatives in Congress to fight fiercely to protect SNAP from any further cuts for the duration of the Donald Trump administration.

Jami-Lin Williams, Baltimore

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