Wilmington Councilman focuses on hunger and poverty

 (Charlie O'Neill/WHYY)

(Charlie O'Neill/WHYY)

As part of Hunger Action Month, Wilmington City Councilman Darius Brown visited Wilmington Head Start this morning to draw attention to the nutritional needs of children living in poverty.

Councilman Brown is urging residents to take action this month to fight poverty and hunger.  As part of that effort, he stopped by Wilmington Head Start to observe food prep and talk to children about good nutrition.  The location serves 165 children who attend the center.  

“The Wilmington Head Start program provides quality and comprehensive early childhood development services to children ages 3 through 5 years with a heavy emphasis on health and nutrition services,” Brown said.  “This program is typical of those in our state that have beneficial programs in place to help reduce Delaware’s 14.2% poverty rate.”

Earlier this week, Brown visited Westside Family Healthcare on East 16th St. to help the Food Bank of Delaware distribute food to residents in his district.  

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