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What Can We Do To Alleviate, And Ultimately End Hunger In The US?

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 On this edition of Your Call, we'll check in with those on the frontlines in the fight against hunger. According to Feeding America, more than 37 million people, including 11 million children, struggle with hunger in the United States. In some of the wealthiest areas of the country, demand for food is on the rise.

With the holidays approaching, organizations that feed the hungry say demand is growing. How are they keeping up? What can we do to alleviate, and ultimately end hunger in the US?

 
Guests: 
 

Leslie Bacho, CEO of Second Harvest of Silicon Valley 
 

Mary Risley, founder of Food Runners
 

Zamir Hassan, founder of Muslims Against Hunger and the Hunger Van 
 

Web Resources:
 

The Press Democrat: Sonoma Food Runners founder on a mission to reduce hunger
 
 

KRON 4: Redwood Empire Food Bank preparing for a busy holiday season
 
 

Fort Bagg Advocate-News: ‘We need the food that we lost’ — California’s low-income families reeling from blackouts
 

San Francisco Chronicle: Hunger moves to the suburbs
 
 
 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.