Tag Archives: Hunger

President’s Budget Could Close Summer Meal Gap

By Megan Burks President Barack Obama’s budget proposal this week is expected to include the launch of a $12 billion effort to keep low-income children fed when school is out. San Diego hunger relief advocates are lauding the plan. It … Continue reading

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School Is Out But Hunger Lingers for Some San Diego Kids

By Matthew Bowler, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane and Peggy Pico Listen to the full KPBS Midday Edition conversation with Gary Petill of San Diego Unified’s Food and Nutrition Services and Anahid Brakke of the San Diego Hunger Coalition. For students who … Continue reading

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Hunger Study Shows Continued Need for Assistance

A worker loads food at the Feeding America San Diego distribution center, Sept. 4, 2014. | Photo Credit: Claire Trageser By Claire Trageser Almost a half-million people received donations last year from San Diego-area food pantries, according to a report … Continue reading

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Helping Hungry Kids Eat at Home When School is Out

About 70 percent of San Diego County students who qualify for free meals at school aren’t showing up to claim meals offered to them at summer programs run by school districts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. | Photo Credit: … Continue reading

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A Food Bank’s New Year’s Resolution

An increasing need for long-term help has Feeding America thinking less about filling bellies and more about nutrition. | Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego. By Megan Burks Forklifts scurry through Feeding America San Diego’s Sorrento Valley … Continue reading

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Local Hunger Groups Screen Documentary Challenging Stereotypes About the Poor

Jennifer Tracy, executive director of the San Diego Hunger Coalition, and Hannah Gravette, lead organizer for The San Diego Organizing Project discuss their screening of “The Line” 6:30 tonight at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 4227 Fairmount Ave. The film, … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Nearly 1 in 6 Families Had Trouble Getting Food Last Year

By Megan Burks Nearly 1 in 6 U.S. Households Had Trouble Getting Food Last Year A report out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found 14.9 percent, or 17.9 million, households had difficulty putting food on the table at least … Continue reading

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