Roundtable: Cuts To Food Bank Will Hurt Poor

Published on KPBSnews, by Maureen Cavanaugh and Pat Finn, September 2, 2011.

Federal cuts to USDA hunger-relief programs, which provide 60% of the food that the San Diego Food Bank delivers annually, could be devastating to the Food Bank and the people it serves, say officials. Food Bank clients are generally the working poor, including 3,000 low-income military personnel and their families. Discussion with: 

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Links:

More Florida poor going to food banks, on The Sacramento Bee, by Frances Robles, Sept. 2, 2011.

Urban agriculture a fruitful solution for helping poor, on Worldwatch.org, June 21, 2011;

Video: Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet, 2.43 min;

State of the World 2011 – Book Trailer, 0.54 min;

Back to School and Back to Good Food, Worldwatch.org, by Supriya Kumar, August 23, 2011;

kids in the kitchen: Teaching children to cook can undo bad eating habits, introduce healthier foods, on Signon San Diego, by Su-Mei Yu, January 4, 2011;

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U.S. and Ethiopia Kill Somalis With Food Weapon;

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