There are 700-thousand “food-insecure” people living in the Bay area – that’s people who don’t have consistent access to food due to a lack of money or other resources.
Now the University of South Florida and the group Feeding Tampa Bay are teaming up to form the Hunger Action Alliance, which not only helps feed these people, but also studies the long-term health effects of the problem. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes us to a recent Alliance food distribution event, where some Tampa area elementary school students – and teachers and staff – received much needed nutrition.
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.