Food Assistance Programs Struggle As Demand Soars

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Food being provided by the San Francisco Food Bank. November 20, 2007. (Photo by Justin Sullivan via Getty Images)

Food banks and meal delivery programs are straining to meet the needs of Bay Area residents as costs rise and support dwindles. In Alameda County, an estimated one in four residents deal with food insecurity compared with 1 in five before the pandemic. We’ll talk about hunger in the Bay Area and  the challenges faced by food assistance programs.

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