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The View From Here: Hidden Hunger Project

The View From Here: Hidden Hunger brings you first-person stories of people coping with food insecurity in one of the country’s richest agricultural regions. In Sacramento County, on any given day, more than 50,000 people are “performing below their capacity” at school, work and home as a result of hunger. It’s estimated that 220,000 residents don’t know where their next meal is coming from at some point during the year. 50% of Sacramento children live in a household that uses food stamps.  1 in 4 older American adults is malnourished.

The Hidden Hunger project raises awareness of the challenges facing those who live in the these food deserts and examines local solutions to alleviate hunger.

CapRadio and community partners launched a mobile storybooth that visited food banks and community clinics around Sacramento to record the personal experiences of people on the front lines of food insecurity. Nearly 40 digital stories were gathered, and documented within the Hidden Hunger Storybooth.

On November 20th, Hidden Hunger presents an interactive presentation featuring stories from those on the front lines of food insecurity at CSU Sacramento. Read More.

The project also includes a radio documentary that explores the daily struggles of children, adults and seniors who live in two overlooked neighborhoods of south Sacramento, where the stigma of poverty and hunger is high. Both Meadowview and The Avenues are USDA-designated food deserts, where lack of transportation limits access to affordable, healthy, fresh food. The documentary will air Friday, December 5th at 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Capital Public Radio.

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