12:00am

Wed November 20, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How are food banks coping with increasing demand?

  

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about food banks -- and how they’re faring since the latest major cuts to the federal food stamps program.  Holidays are approaching and local food banks say they are seeing more demand than ever.  So how are they keeping up?  If you work in food banks or get food from one, call us with your thoughts.  Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Hana Baba and You.

Guests:

Sue Sigler, executive director of the California Association of Food Banks

Keisha Nzewi, advocacy manager of the Alameda County Community Food Bank

Steve Bennett, development director at Second Harvest food bank in Watsonville

Resources:

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County

California Association of Food Banks

SF Gate: Food Banks can't make up for food stamp benefit cuts

NY Times: Cut in Food Stamps Forces Hard Choices on Poor

Washington Post: Food stamps will get cut by $5 billion this week — and more cuts could follow

 

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