For More Information

  1. Civil Eats: Hunger in the Fields by Gail Wadsworth (Executive Director, California Institute for Rural Studies) and Lisa Kresge talks. From the conclusion: "The discussion of the farm worker population, inequality of food access in food producing regions, and rural poverty, must come to the forefront of the community food security movement. Collaborative efforts for change require a common understanding and focus on issues of poverty and social justice."
  2. California Institute for Rural Studies: Increasing Food Security among Agricultural Workers in California's Salinas Valley by Lisa Kresge and Chelsea Eastman. From the summary: This project's objective was to identify strategies to increase food security among agricultural workers in the Salinas Valley (Monterey County). The report outlines the survey results and findings from the key informants along with recommendations for the future, including next steps for implementation.
  3. United States Department of Agriculture - information about creating access to healthy, affordable food and the Food Desert Locator tool, an online tool allows users to retrieve data on a county-by-county basis pertaining to food access.
  4. KQED Center for Investigative Reporting: Hunger in the Valley of Plenty - Hunger in Raisin City (Part 1 of 3). This feature paints an intimate portrait of the barriers to accessing healthy and affordable food for the families that harvest California's produce.
  5. Capital Public Radio – The View from Here: Hidden Hunger. Hidden Hunger brings you first-person stories of people coping with food insecurity in one of the country’s richest agricultural regions.
  6. The Atlantic – Access to Good Food as Preventive Medicine by Erin N. Marcus “According to a new study, nearly one in three U.S. adults with a chronic disease has problems paying for food, medicine, or both.”
  7. United States Department of Agriculture:Household Food Security in the United States 2014 (PDF). An estimated 14.0 percent of American households (17.4 million households) were food insecure at least some time during the year in 2014.