Tag: hunger

This Stanford Ph.D. Became A Fruit Picker To Feed California’s Hungry

This Stanford Ph.D. Became A Fruit Picker To Feed California’s Hungry

| December 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

Sarah Ramirez left a high-prestige career to bring California’s bounty of unsellable fruit to food banks in the state’s Central Valley. Her grassroots organization is trying to address a regional conundrum: While many area farms end up with imperfect fruit that can’t be sold to supermarkets, local farmworkers struggle to afford fresh produce.

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Amid Fields Of Plenty, A Farmworker’s Wife Struggles To Feed Her Family

Amid Fields Of Plenty, A Farmworker’s Wife Struggles To Feed Her Family

| December 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Many can’t afford to buy the fresh produce that grows all around them, and some areas that grow enormous amounts of produce are among the highest in the nation when it comes to food insecurity.

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Social Supermarkets A ‘Win-Win-Win’ For Europe’s Poor

Social Supermarkets A ‘Win-Win-Win’ For Europe’s Poor

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Part discount grocer, part social service agency, the supermarkets limit membership to those who can prove they receive some form of welfare benefits. These stores, which are flourishing in Europe, sell food that’s been rejected by grocers but is still perfectly edible and would otherwise end up in landfills.

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Cyclists Plan to Use Pedal Power to Help San Francisco and Marin Food Banks

Cyclists Plan to Use Pedal Power to Help San Francisco and Marin Food Banks

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

The 8th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep is a charity bike race that benefits the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, December 7.

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Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Researchers are trying to figure out if it really is possible to be addicted to food. A study of brain activity finds there’s more going on in areas linked to reward and addiction after people drink a shake with lots of refined carbohydrates. But it’s not clear how that factors into overeating.

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Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?

Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

As Congress gets to work on the farm bill, two common-sense, bipartisan reform measures seem to have gotten run over somewhere along the way. The first would set minimum standards for housing egg-laying chickens. The second sought to change how the U.S. provides food aid to people in foreign nations.

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Documentary ‘A Place At The Table’ Is A Call To Action On Hunger

Documentary ‘A Place At The Table’ Is A Call To Action On Hunger

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new documentary peels back the curtain on the problem of food insecurity in the U.S. It shows that hunger and obesity are more closely connected than many of us realize.

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The Food Pantry’s Sara Miles on Serving the City’s Hungry

The Food Pantry’s Sara Miles on Serving the City’s Hungry

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Self-described Jesus freak Sara Miles, who runs The Food Pantry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, explains to Sarah Henry why she feels compelled to feed people in need.

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Food Banks Shift Focus, Seek to Nourish People in Need

Food Banks Shift Focus, Seek to Nourish People in Need

| November 19, 2012 | 6 Comments

Food banks are in the business of combating hunger — and they want to nourish their clients too. Sarah Henry reports on a new initiative designed to help places like the Alameda County Community Food Bank better serve people in need of a good feed.

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KQED’s Forum: Hunger and Local Food Banks

KQED’s Forum: Hunger and Local Food Banks

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke

Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke

| June 28, 2012 | 3 Comments

Formerly homeless and now the voice behind Eating Richly: Even When You’re Broke, Diana Johnson talks with Sarah Henry about eating healthily on a shoestring, the hidden hungry, and teaching people to cook cheaply and well.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part One

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2011: Part One

| December 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sarah Henry takes a look at the top food trends and topics for 2011. Part One: My Plate, food swaps, food fraud, eating bugs, and the growing number of hungry in the Bay Area and beyond.

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At the Alameda County Food Bank, Volunteers Get Nourished Too

At the Alameda County Food Bank, Volunteers Get Nourished Too

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

To help combat exponential increases in hunger and demand for food assistance, the Alameda County Community Food Bank feeds 49,000 people a week. Its volunteers range from school children to retired Stanford University professors. They bag fresh produce, sort cans and fill boxes with essential foodstuffs.

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Filling the Pantry of the San Francisco Food Bank with Pedal Power

Filling the Pantry of the San Francisco Food Bank with Pedal Power

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The 6th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep is a charity bike race that benefits the San Francisco Food Bank. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, December 3.

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