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Junior League of Tallahassee raises food insecurity awareness

Posted at 5:25 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 17:25:47-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Junior League of Tallahassee is pitching in to help fight food insecurity.

For the fifth year in a row, team members will wear the same little black dress or outfit each day of the week.

The goal behind the wardrobe choice is to start conversations about the tough decisions those facing food security have to make, like whether to put food on the table or buy new clothes.

Event Co-chair Caitlyn Moore says it means the most to her when she thinks about how food insecurity affects children.

"Because as a child you're not, you can't choose your circumstances," said Moore. "And so when you think of children that you're standing next to you at the bus stop or that you see around town that they don't know when they're going to have another meal, that really hit hard. That it's right here. It's not in a Third World country. It's right here in Tallahassee."

You can join the Junior League of Tallahassee for coffee and a chat on Monday at Red Eye Coffee starting at 7:30 a.m., or click here for more information.