Beyond the Headlines with Cheryl Jennings: Hunger

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Communities across the Bay Area are facing issues of hunger every single day. It impacts children, seniors, people with steady jobs, and so many more. (KGO)

BEYOND THE HEADLINES WITH CHERYL JENNINGS
December 6, 2015 at 4:30PM
Hunger


Communities across the Bay Area are facing issues of hunger every single day. It impacts children, seniors, people with steady jobs, and so many more.

According to the five Bay Area food banks, almost 800,000 people use their services each month. Overall, these food banks distribute over 170 million pounds of food to those in need each year. And it's interesting to note that over half of the total pounds of food distributed are actually fresh produce.

Disney, ABC7's parent company, is committed to fighting hunger. This past year, Disney donated $1.5 million dollars to the Feeding America network of food banks. This means that each of our local food banks in the network received $15,000 dollars from Disney-ABC, to continue their important work. #WhereYouLive

Studio Guests

Kelly Kang
Wife, Mom of Four Children
Client, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
www.shfb.org

Keisha Nzewi
Advocacy Manager, Alameda County Community Food Bank
www.accfb.org

Larry Sly
Executive Director, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
www.foodbankccs.org

Other Resources:

Find your local food bank: 1-800-870-FOOD (3663)
www.bayareahunger.org


Click here to see all the Beyond the Headlines with Cheryl Jennings episodes.

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