With tens of thousands of people in Sacramento County going hungry every day, America’s “Farm-to-Fork Capital” still has plenty of work to do. For those who want to be a part of Sacramento’s urban agriculture movement, Capital Public Radio and Village Square Commons are sponsoring a free educational event called “Hunger in the Farm-to-Fork Capital” on May 13th at the Clunie Center.
The event is designed to promote dialogue about a problem many Sacramentans face every day: food insecurity. Anyone who isn’t sure when their next meal will be, or where it’s coming from, is considered to be food insecure. Hunger in the Farm-to-Fork Capital is offering community leaders the chance to meet with other like minded people in the area and come up with solutions that best suit their neighborhoods.
“Community leaders from the front lines of food insecurity will share powerful public radio stories,” according to the event’s official Facebook page. “You’ll meet with dozens of different neighbors to talk about why hunger is an important issue and how it impacts us all.”
Partners of this event include the Sacramento Hunger Coalition, Grow Sacramento, Sacramento Region Food System Collaborative and California Chapter 1 of the American Academy of Pediatrics. They and others want to look for answers as to why there are so many going hungry in the farm-to-fork capital, how food insecurity affects entire communities, and what can be done to make real changes in the area.
Aside from the “dynamic community conversation,” this even will have information booths, an art gallery, and food.
For anyone who is an advocate for the farm-to-fork movement, or who just wants to help fight food insecurity in their area, check out Hunger in the Farm-to-Fork Capital, starting at 5:00 pm at the Clunie Center. This event is free but fast-approaching, so be sure to register in advance.
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