Episode #73: Gina Cornia, Utahns Against Hunger

Gina, the Executive Director for Utahns Against Hunger, joins Matt in the studio to discuss her work fighting to limit food insecurity in Utah. Gina discusses the groups that face the biggest hunger problem and the barriers that prevent people from accessing benefits. Gina and Matt discuss some of the solutions that would alleviate food insecurity, something that 1 in 8 Utah households deal with, such as a state level Earned Income Tax Credit. They also discuss the sales tax on food proposal, which Utahns Against Hunger and other groups successfully defeated this past legislative session. They end discussing changes in Salt Lake City’s homeless shelter locations. For more information on Gina and her great work, check out Utahns against Hunger on their Web siteFacebook and Twitter.

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