Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Hunger
November 9, 2012 3:27:38 PM PST
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

November 11, 2012
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" discusses the worldwide issue of hunger. We talk with local organizations that help those in need on a daily basis, and we offer options for those who can take part in the fight against hunger.

According to the collective food banks in the Bay Area, nearly 730,000 people use services that the food banks provide, which is about 1 in 6 Bay Area residents. We speak about campaigns that everyone can get involved in and discuss ways to give during this holiday season.

Today's guests range from activists and authors to directors of these establishments who help combat the problem of hunger.

Studio Guests

Amy Graff
Baby Center & SF Gate

Christine Pelosi
Author & Activist

Allison Pratt
Director of Policies and Services
Alameda County Community Food Bank

Sandra Scherer
Executive Director
Monument Crisis Center

Additional information

Bay Area Food Banks

Alameda County Food Bank
(510) 635-3663

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
(855) 309-3663