Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Hunger

October 30, 2011
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" discusses hunger in the Bay Area.

Statistics show that one in six Americans does not have access to enough food. And children are especially vulnerable. The current economic climate has made feeding our families and ourselves more challenging. The need for food banks and their resources has grown tremendously in the recent years.

Today's guests are community leaders who discuss these issues and show us how to access the resources that so many of us need, as well as how to help the cause.

Studio Guests

Paul Ash
Executive Director
San Francisco Food Bank

Agnes Hernandez
Client of the food program
Davis Street Family Resource Center

Rose Padilla Johnson
Executive Director
Davis Street Family Resource Center

James Clifford
Boy Scout
Piedmont Council of the Boy Scouts

Mark Christiansen
Scout Master
Piedmont Council of the Boy Scouts

Arletta Jorgenson
Milpitas Food Pantry

Michelle Berg
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara

Additional Information
Donate to your local food bank anytime! Call 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or visit to find your local food bank.

ABC7 Thanksgiving Food Drive -- November 14th through November 25th
Donate $350 or more to your local food bank and hear your name announced on the 6PM News. Contact your local food bank at 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or to set up your donation.

Scouting For Food Drive -- Saturday, November 19th
Keep an eye open for a door hanger at your home with details about this special food drive, where local Boy Scouts will pick up food donations from your doorstep on Saturday, November 19th. If you don't receive a door hanger, then there are no participating Boy Scouts in your neighborhood.

Additional Information

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