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Hackers, food access and government – an unlikely partnership – from the Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/local/columnone/la-me-c1-code-for-america-20130826-dto,0,400145.htmlstory On a recent day at work in a San Francisco loft, Moncef Belyamani was sporting a hipster “LOVE” T-shirt and riffing, with obsessive detail, on the evolution of vinyl record production. The Android coder and sometime dance-club DJ wrapped … Continue reading

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Hunger and Food Access in the Central Valley

Yesterday, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture convened in Fresno to discuss the issue of hunger and food access in the Central Valley. It’s shocking, that the most productive agricultural region in the United States also has one … Continue reading

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Op-ed Featuring Secretary Ross – Food Donation Always in Season – From the Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/12/19/3107834/karen-ross-and-sue-sigler-food.html By Karen Ross and Sue Sigler The holiday season reminds us to be grateful for the blessings we have received and to share our good fortune with family, friends and those of who are less fortunate. While many will … Continue reading

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Food Day a time to look forward

The return of Food Day, with its second annual observance scheduled for today, is a timely reminder of the important road ahead for our food supply. The world’s population is growing at such a rapid clip – from the current … Continue reading

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My Holiday Wish – Healthy Food for Everybody

The winter holidays are a special time. I find myself reflecting in astonishment about the abundance of food in California and the resilient and innovative nature of our farmers and ranchers who produce it.  Food is key to the celebrations … Continue reading

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Fresno Bee – Farmers boost donations to valley’s hungry

http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/12/13/2648491/farmers-give-to-valleys-hungry.html When Andy Souza, president of the Community Food Bank in Fresno, asked valley farmers for help to feed the needy, they donated by the truckload. The result, Souza said Tuesday, was 40% more produce than last year for a … Continue reading

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CDFA and California Association of Food Banks promote farm-to-food bank donations

Agriculture is not just about farming, it’s about community. California’s farmers and ranchers contribute significantly to the health of our citizens and are vital partners in expanding food access to rural and urban communities. One in eight Americans – 37 million … Continue reading

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A time to give thanks; a time for giving

Thanksgiving is a time for celebration – kicking off the holiday season with a comforting mix of family, food and sharing. As much as I look forward to and appreciate the festivities, I have long greeted the holiday with thoughts … Continue reading

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Holiday Spirit: Frozen Turkeys, Warm Hearts at CDFA

The back alley at CDFA headquarters hosted a parade of cars and trucks this morning, as drivers filed through to take part in the holiday “Turkey Drop.”  Chilly temperatures couldn’t keep folks away as the California Foodlink refrigerated truck steadily … Continue reading

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“California Grown” Debuts New Video & Recipe Series Featuring Farmers, Locally Grown Products

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/california-grown-debuts-new-video–recipe-series-featuring-farmers-locally-grown-products-133159548.html SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 — “California Grown” is delivering a new, fresh-from-the-farm video and recipe series highlighting the real people and real stories behind some of California’s favorite agricultural products. The videos are part of an ongoing effort to … Continue reading

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