Thanksgiving is a holiday long associated with food – too much food in some cases – but millions of Americans living with food insecurity are unable to mark the holiday with the traditional feast, especially after drastic cuts to US food aid programs at the beginning of the month. An increase in demand for public aid and the untimely cut in government programs has created a dire food situation in the country. On this week’s State of Belief, Jennifer Bailey, a food stamp outreach specialist at Community Food Advocates in Nashville, joins Welton to talk about this issue and what her organization is doing about it.

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