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Feeding San Diego CEO Testifies Before Congress On Hunger Among Veterans

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In the richest nation on earth, far too many veterans and active military personnel face food insecurity. In testimony before Congress on Thursday, Feeding San Diego CEO Vince Hall made it clear that Congress needs to do more to help.

Aired: January 9, 2020 | Transcript

San Diego County is home to the largest population of veterans and active military in the country.

The high cost of living here means far too many of those current and former service members and their families face food insecurity - not knowing where their next meal is coming from.

RELATED: New App Will Help Fight Hunger In San Diego County

Feeding San Diego CEO Vince Hall was among those who testified before a congressional committee Thursday on possible solutions. He joined Midday Edition to discuss what Congress should do to address the problem.

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