CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY FOODLINK, LARGEST FOOD BANK IN U.S.
December 10, 2013
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|
In 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.