Fewer people hungry in Montgomery County

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Montgomery County officials say there are fewer people who are hungry in the community. 

Monday morning, Montgomery County Council members received an update on the county’s Food Security Plan. It’s been about a year since the county launched the plan, which aims to combat hunger in the area.

New data shows that the number of those who are food insecure has dropped by about 10,000 people. The county is in the process of creating a website to track high priority zones and find areas that may need access to more services. 

“We have put together a resource that can be used by all different community members in workforce development or in our schools or in our healthcare communities to refer those who are looking for food assistance resources,” said Heather Bruskin, executive director of the Montgomery County Food Council.

The county’s ultimate goal is to reduce food insecurity by 22 percent by 2020.

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