In recognition of December as Farm to Food Bank Month, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross today joined the California State Board of Food and Agriculture at California Emergency Foodlink, the nation’s largest food bank. The event highlighted food donation by farmers and ranchers and and reiterated the need for food donations statewide.
It is believed that more than 49 million people are food insecure in our nation – one in every six Americans. In California, almost 4 million people are food insecure, which means they could not afford enough food at least once in the previous year. So far this year, California farmers and ranchers have donated more than 127 million pounds of food to food banks.