Farm to Food Bank Month – Secretary Ross and State Board of Food and
Agriculture Visit Food Bank
|CDFA Secretary Karen Ross at a Farm to Food Bank today |
recognition of December as Farm to Food Bank Month, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross TODAY joined the California State Board
of Food and Agriculture at California Emergency Foodlink, the nation’s
largest food bank.
The event highlighted food donation by farmers and ranchers
and reiterated the need for food donations statewide.
CDFA Board President Craig McNamara (center) and group
More than 49 million people
are believed to be food-insecure in our nation – one in every six
Americans. In California, almost 4 million people are food-insecure, which
means they cannot afford enough food at least once in the previous
year. So far this year, California farmers and ranchers have donated more
than 127 million pounds of food to food banks.
Foodlink President/CEO John Healey
with Secretary Ross
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