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This Northern Va. woman grew up hungry. She’s working to make sure no kids have the same experience.

Scott Gelman

Feb 22, 2024

Elizabeth Ford didn’t have food at school, so she would tell other students that she was on a diet, something she considers easy for a girl to get away with.

On most days in her Reston, Virginia, neighborhood, she sat outside 7/11, hoping to gather enough quarters to buy a hot dog or nachos, or whatever else she may have wanted to eat.

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