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The View from Here: Hidden hunger

Andrew Nixon, Capitol Public Radio. Resized and recropped
Volunteers at the Ebenezer Christian Center prepare food for distribution. Many volunteers also receive groceries from the food bank.


Nearly fifty million Americans are food insecure. They have trouble getting affordable, healthy food and don’t always know where their next meal is coming from.

In Sacramento, a city in one of the largest agricultural regions of the country, tens of thousands of residents go hungry each day. In poor neighborhoods where people struggle for jobs, housing and transportation, food insecurity is so common that it's almost invisible.

In this special hour-long presentation from Capital Public Radio we hear about hidden hunger in Sacramento. The View From Here is a production of Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. Photos, videos and complete transcripts of this program are available at their website.

The View From Here is a production of Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. The Executive Producer is Joe Barr, the reporters are Julia Mitric and Cosmo Garvin. The Multimedia Producer is Andrew Nixon and the Senior Editor is Alan Ray.

This program originally aired in 2014.