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Food Insecurity in Central Ohio: Malik Perkins of the Mid-Ohio Food Collective

Dan Skinner talks with Malik Perkins, Public Relations Manager at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective about the state of food insecurity in Ohio, efforts to reduce stigma about the need for food support, and the many services the MOFC provides. Read more about MOFC's work here. Donate to support MOFC’s work here. To dive in a bit deeper, read about the Farmacy, which Dan and Malik discuss at length, here.  In November, The Columbus Dispatch covered our area food pantries in Ohio, including MOFC. For some additional data on food insecurity in Ohio, check out Feeding America’s Ohio page.

Dr. Dan Skinner is Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the Dublin, Ohio campus. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York. Skinner teaches and researches about, as well as advocates for increased access to health care, especially for underserved populations, as well as various aspects of social determinants that affect the health of communities, in Ohio and beyond.