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On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the growing hunger crisis in the US. Nearly 26 million people say they don’t have enough food to eat and food banks are struggling to keep up with demand.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the US food supply. Across the country, farmers are destroying tens of millions of pounds of fresh food.

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The loss of jobs during this pandemic has left families struggling to pay for groceries. I contacted a local food bank to see how it’s responding to the crisis. 


How Are Food Banks & Community Groups Coping With Increased Demand?

Apr 7, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with local food banks and pantries about how they’re coping with the increased demand for food assistance in their communities.

What Resources & Support Are Available For People Affected By COVID-19?

Apr 2, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing community efforts and resources to help each other amid the COVID-19 crisis.

 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?


Your Call: What will it take to end hunger in the US?

Jun 22, 2017


Anti-hunger activist Andy Fisher joins us to discuss his new book, Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups.


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Tuesday mornings can get pretty crowded at Minnie and Lovie Ward Park in San Francisco’s Oceanview district. Up to 300 people of all ages stand or sit in front of the large recreation center, carrying shopping bags, baskets or rolling bags with wheels. They are here to pick up free produce and groceries. 

This food pantry is run by the OMI Family Resource Center. It serves the OMI: Oceanview, Merced Heights, and Ingleside neighborhoods in the southwest section of San Francisco. To receive food, people have to show proof of residency in the 94112, 94116, or 94132 zipcodes. 

Combating Food Waste in the Bay Area

Jan 30, 2012
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Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Susan Britton

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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about who is living on food stamps and how they are making ends meet.  Over 46 million Americans receive food stamps, which allocates an average of $4 per day.  The number of people relying on food stamp programs has risen with the recession.  So how does the system work?  Can you stay healthy on $4 a day?  Join us at 10 or email us at  If you’re on food stamps, how are you meeting your needs?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and You.