I knew food insecurity was a serious issue in our communities, but communication with Becky Smyth, community outreach coordinator at the Legacy Foundation, made me realize how serious it really is.

With the federal government ending the food stamp program initiated by COVID, families have been suddenly stripped of much-needed food benefits.

Lanny A. Kope, EdD has been a hospital trustee for over 30 years, serving on urban and rural hospital boards. He is the immediate past board xhair of Sierra Vista Regional Health Center and has had a national responsibility as chair of the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance. Kope is a University of Phoenix faculty member in health care as well as serving as a member of the Cochise County Board of Health.