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Perspectives: Hunger in the Capital City

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The latest figures indicate Leon County ranks number three statewide when it comes to the percentage of households experiencing chronic hunger.  But there are many community responses underway to alleviate that need.  Involved in this discussion are: Mary Dekle, director of development with Second Harvest of the Big Bend; Miaisha Mitchell, co-founder of the Tallahassee Food Network; Laurye Messer and Tracy Ippolito, volunteers with the Full Summer program that provides summertime sustenance to families that rely on the public schools’ breakfast and lunch programs; and Candace Gautney and Kat Spradlin who are associated with the National Honor Society at Godby High School, the site for this year’s Full Summer event on June 2.