Southern Remedy Relatively Speaking | Hunger Awareness Month
September is Hunger Awareness Month, a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis and dedicate ourselves to a solution. Despite being born in one of the world’s wealthiest countries, there are many children and adults in the United States who are food insecure or hungry. Today we'll discuss the psychological effects of hunger on children, food insecurity and how you can make a difference in your community with our guest Dr. Ruth Patterson, Pediatrician with the University Of Mississippi Medical Center.
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides low-income women, infants and children with food, nutrition counseling, and access to health services.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan (SNAP) provides nutritional food assistance for those who meet eligibility requirements.
- SNAP is meant to be a supplement to one’s income to help ensure nutritional needs are met.
If you or someone you know needs help please contact:
- MS Department of Human Services https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/economic-assistance/snap/ or call 601-359-4500
- MS State Department of Health http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,128,html
- MS WIC Program: Phone (601) 991-6000 or call toll-free (800) 545-6747
- The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Ambulatory EversCare Clinic https://umc.edu/evers-williams/Focus-Areas/health-care/EversCare.html