Airs Wednesdays during All Things Considered at 5:44 p.m., Sept 17 through Oct 15
In this series of Community Culture Reports on FM 91, WGTE's arts and culture intern Katie Mullin brings us audio portraits of five local nonprofits, which raise awareness of a diverse collection of cultures. From Toledo's Dragon Boat Festival to the Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, we explore how each of these groups is using the traditions of the past to enrich the present by giving back to the community.
Senior hunger and food insecurity are big problems nationwide and in our community. In Ohio, five percent of senior citizens are at risk of going hungry. More than 250,000 elderly Ohioans receive emergency food assistance. The risk of hunger is expected to grow 50 percent by 2015, while funding for food banks, senior programs and meal delivery is being slashed.
The effort is comprised of a comprehensive public information campaign through TV, radio, print and the web, three live Town Hall television programs on WGTE TV; and community events.