KQED’s Forum: Hunger and Local Food Banks

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
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San Francisco Food Bank. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A worker passes a nearly empty shelf at the San Francisco Food Bank in November, 2009, a time when food banks saw increased demand due to the recession. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Thanksgiving is just around the corner — but some local food banks are reporting a lack of donations. KQED’s Forum talks with local food banks about food shortages and what people can do to help.

Original Broadcast: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 — 10:30 AM
Listen to the radio program:

    Host: Dave Iverson
    Guests:

  • Barry Stenger, interim executive director of the St. Anthony Foundation
  • John Healey, president and CEO of California Emergency Foodlink
  • Kelly Siefkin, communications director for the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
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I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED's online Food properties. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin's websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED.org's Food portal. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX . You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.