More than a dozen people stood in the rain last week before the gates at the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services distribution center had even opened. Parked cars wrapped around the block.
Today, the Biden-Harris administration announced that it will hold a historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health this September…This will require bringing together diverse stakeholders, and raising the voices of people with lived experiences in food and nutrition insecurity, hunger, and diet-related disease…
Fresh ideas for CalFresh details reasons why Angelenos who qualify for public assistance don’t apply. Locally known as CalFresh, this public food assistance program is federally known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program; formerly Food Stamps). The report uncovers challenges faced by food insecure Angelenos; provides community-informed solutions for government officials to improve access.
The White House announced Monday it will dedicate $1 billion to increase competition among meat processors, intending to curb soaring industry prices – a primary contributor to a four-decade inflation high – though the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned the initiative could “push prices even higher.”
February 10, 2021 – (Sacramento, CA) – At a time when food insecurity has increased dramatically due to the ongoing global pandemic, proposed legislation to provide free school meals for all with increased access to freshly prepared, California-grown items would help to address health and wealth inequities among students, according to a coalition of school nutrition, anti-hunger, and child poverty advocates as well as California ranchers and growers
Food insecurity returns to pre-pandemic levels, but more than 1 in 10 Angelenos still struggle to get enough food
One in 3 Los Angeles County households experienced food insecurity — disruptions in eating because of a lack of money or resources — during April to December 2020. During the first half of 2021, the ratio fell to more than 1 in 10 Los Angeles County households, according to a new study directed by the Public Exchange at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences that analyzed the impact of COVID-19 on food insecurity.
LA County Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to address food insecurity in LA County through the creation of a Food Equity Roundtable, which would – among other things – strengthen the County’s capacity for food distribution programs and focus on a food justice agenda