Learn About Solutions to Hunger
We convened dozens of healthcare professionals to hear from experts at UCSD School of Medicine, Sharp HealthCare, Family Health Centers, 211 San Diego and Feeding San Diego and discuss our report, Launching Rx for CalFresh in San Diego: Integrating Food Security into Healthcare Settings.
Hunger and poor health go hand in hand. Our groundbreaking Rx for CalFresh report identifies ways to integrate food insecurity screenings into healthcare settings - starting right here in San Diego. With these best practices, more healthcare providers can support those struggling with hunger.
The Hunger Advocacy Network, facilitated by San Diego Hunger Coalition, represents the voice of nearly half a million San Diegans who don’t have ready access to healthy, affordable food by sharing their experiences with policymakers and advocating for improvements to anti-hunger policies and programs.
Hunger in San Diego County
We often think about food in terms of individual choices, family celebrations, and our cultural heritage. More than 485,000 San Diegans (one in six), however, have a relationship with food that is dominated by scarcity. These households—including families with children, veterans and military families, and senior citizens—do not have access at all times to enough food for an active healthy life. Why? Because of what they earn, where they live, or other gaps in our food system.
Federal nutrition programs are our nation’s most important direct defense against hunger, food hardship and unhealthy diets. When household incomes don’t provide enough to meet basic needs, programs such as CalFresh (food stamps) and school meals can bridge the gap and increase access to healthy food.
The San Diego Hunger Coalition conducts training and technical assistance for community-based organizations and schools; educates policymakers and the public about social, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to hunger; and advocates for legislative and administrative policies to end hunger, promote nutrition and protect public health.
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