“Last autumn, on November 17 at Café Med, the crowd at the School of Medicine’s 24th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Auction grew quiet as Kim Hart, a 55-year-old lifelong New Haven resident, came to the microphone to provide a firsthand look at what it means not to have enough to eat. Hart, who lives in the Beaver Hill section of the city, took her listeners back to 2011, a harrowing moment when the only things left in the cupboard were “a two-pack of ramen noodles, a half loaf of bread, and some peanut butter and jelly.” She used what she had to feed her then-11-year-old son.”
(Photo: Mara Levitt)
Read more from Yale Medicine here.
Kim will join Philadelphia member, Tianna Gaines-Turner at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation annual conference in Washington D.C. on September 21, 2017 to discuss “Fighting Poverty and Building Economic Security”.