State Of Food Insecurity The U.S., California / Feeding Young People, Providing Healthful Food / Teaching Food Literacy
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California Army National Guard soldiers pack boxes at Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services in place of the food bank's regular volunteers.
Andrew Nixon / CapRadio
Updated 10:00 a.m.
The number of households in the U.S. that don’t have enough food to eat is growing as the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the holiday season. That means more and more people are experiencing ‘food insecurity,’ or a lack of consistent access to enough food. Today on Insight, we navigate the rising issue of hunger across the country and in California, what’s being done to address it, and where we fall short.
- University of Illinois Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics Craig Gundersen talks about the state of food insecurity in the U.S., how the pandemic has impacted it, the systems in place to address hunger, and where they fall short
- Nourish California Registered Dietitian and Senior Advocate Melissa Cannon explains the challenge to feed young people and why it matters what kind of food is provided
- California Association of Food Banks Director of Government Affairs Andrew Cheyne on what food insecurity looks like in the state and what’s being done about it
- Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services President and CEO Blake Young with how the food bank is managing, the increase in demand since the pandemic began, and the work the food bank is doing with Run to Feed the Hungry coming up
- Food Literacy Center Founder and CEO Amber Stott on food literacy and why it matters in addressing hunger
Editor’s Note: CapRadio is a sponsor of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' Run to Feed the Hungry event.