Tag: Food Insecurity

The Reality of Hunger

Would you consider buying fresh produce or a pound of meat a luxury? For thousands of our neighbors in Contra Costa and Solano counties this is all too often the case. Meet Melissa. Melissa is a single mom who works full-time. With the high cost of living, she tells us she would not be able… Read More »

Urge Your Senators to Vote YES on the FY2012 Minibus Appropriations Bill

On Tuesday, November 1, the Senate is scheduled to vote on passage of package of bills, which includes the FY2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill. Among those programs funded by the Agriculture Appropriations portion of this bill are the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP),  and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). (See… Read More »