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An advocate who ought to be cloned

Towson resident Laurie Taylor-Mitchell poses for a photo at Loch Raven High School in Towson on Feb. 28, 2018. She has been fighting against food insecurity in Baltimore County Public Schools.
Towson resident Laurie Taylor-Mitchell poses for a photo at Loch Raven High School in Towson on Feb. 28, 2018. She has been fighting against food insecurity in Baltimore County Public Schools. (Jen Rynda / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

I just wanted your readers to know that you understate the passion of Lori Taylor-Mitchell (“Longtime Towson activist becomes a champion for students in need,” March 13). In addition to all of the things that you listed, Ms. Mitchell has also been a strong supporter of her community utilizing sustainable nutrition programs, and not just for her son. She sees school meals as a way to help students with nutrition as well as health and academics.

Ms. Taylor-Mitchell’s advocacy is not merely at the county level but at the state level as well, working with other activists, teachers and community leaders for expanding meal programs for kids who are experiencing poverty. Baltimore County is very lucky, and I wish that there were someone like her in every county in Maryland. Our state — and our kids — need champions like her.

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Michael J. Wilson, Baltimore

The writer is director of Maryland Hunger Solutions.

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