hunger

Group Hopes To Change Fresno's Food Economy

Feb 16, 2016
Ali Budner

Hundreds of different food crops are raised in and around Fresno County. But many of those who live and work nearby have little access to the fruits of their own landscape. In fact, more people go hungry here in the Fresno metropolitan area than almost anywhere else in the entire nation. It’s this not-so-modest problem that Food Commons Fresno wants to solve — starting with their Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA) brand, OOOOBY. "OOOOBY! Get used to saying it. OOOOBY, Out Of Our Own...

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

A new survey of food insecurity in some of Fresno's poorest neighborhoods is shedding light on a problem that plagues much of the valley. On Valley Edition we talked to Philip Erro, the driving force behind the new "Fresno Hunger Count" project, and Andy Souza of the Community Food Bank. Souza says the new data may help local organizations like his be more proactive in meeting the needs of those who go hungry, rather than simply being reactive.

Valley Public Radio

This week on Valley Edition we talk about the issue of hunger in the valley. A new survey of high poverty neighborhoods known as Fresno Hunger Count aims to give leaders a better idea of the state of food insecurity. Philip Erro of the group joins us, as well as Andy Souza of the Community Food Bank. We also talk about the changing retail scene in Hanford with Mike Eiman of the Hanford Sentinel. Mike has reported on city efforts to breathe new life into that city's downtown, as well as big...

Hunger in the Valley
Scott Anger / KQED

This week on Valley Edition we take a look at the issues of water, hunger, prisons and the effects of repetitive hits form football. Beginning the show, Valley Edition Host Joe Moore speaks with Assembly Member Henry T. Perea about the issue of water across the state. Later in the program, KQED Radios Central Valley Bureau Chief for the California Report Sasha Khokha reports on Hunger in the region by exploring the issue in the small town of Raisin City . Ending the program, Moore explores...

Fresno Metro Ministries

This week on Valley Edition we take a look at a few issues impacting the region. Valley Public Radio Reporter Ezra David Romero reports on how the implementation of High Speed Rail will force businesses and residents along its path to relocate . Fresno Bee Reporter Tim Sheehan joins Valley Edition Host Joe Moore for an update on the statewide project. Also on the program FM89 reporter Rebecca Plevin reports on a one-of-a-kind symposium in Bakersfield on Valley Fever . Health officials...

This week on Valley Edition, we look at how Valley residents are working to develop new, grassroots solutions to the problem of hunger in our community. We also look at how planned court closures will affect the residents of rural Fresno County communities, and learn about this years Woodward Shakespeare Festival. Valley Edition for June 26, 2012 Segment 1: Solutions to Hunger
Across the southern San Joaquin Valley, the commercial citrus harvest is virtually...

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Across the southern San Joaquin Valley, the commercial citrus harvest is virtually over. But over the past two months, a volunteer group has been working in backyards across Tulare county to collect fruit that would otherwise go to waste, and donate it to those in need. FM89s Joe Moore has this report.

Segment 1: Hunger in the Valley
A new study of hunger in America ranks Bakersfield and Fresno number one and two in the nation in number of residents who struggle to put food on the table. How has the richest agricultural area in the nation become home to so many people who cant afford food? Ian Anderson with the Community Action Partnership of Kern County and Andy Souza, with Fresnos Community Food Bank join host Juanita Stevenson to talk about how to bring access to...

This week on Valley Edition, we talk about whether the Valley is the worst place in the US to find a job, as US News and World Report claims in a new article. We talk with UC Merceds new chancellor about the efforts at the campus to boost the regions economy. And we close the program with a report about a theater project in Sanger that aims to bring people together over the topic of hunger, in a land of agricultural abundance. Segment 1: Valley Economy
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It's lunchtime at the Sanger High School Cafeteria. But instead of hundreds of teenagers, the room on this Saturday is filled with ordinary Valley residents of all ages and ethnicities, some writers, and a handful of theatre professionals from LA's Cornerstone Theatre. And even though many of them just ate, the conversation quickly turns to the issue of the day… hunger. "Food is such an essential part of, such an essential need that binds us all together. So I'm really very glad that I came...

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