11/24/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tippi and Al Bevan have been running the Community Food Pantry since 2006.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tippi and Al Bevan have been running the Community Food Pantry since 2006.

One of the clumsier phrases employed by sociologists and nonprofits these days is “food insecure.” The language police — and we count ourselves as on-duty officers — will sneer at the transfiguration of an age old and still serviceable “hungry.”

But for the nearly 75 percent of Long Island households that are in emergency food programs, food insecure describes them more accurately than hungry. (more…)