food insecurity

Glean SLO harvests to allay hunger

Oct 9, 2017
Greta Mart/KCBX

In San Luis Obispo County, one in six people go to bed hungry most nights, according to the county’s Food Bank Coalition. That equates to over 46,000 people that are considered food insecure. 

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County Facebook Page

For many Santa Barbara County residents, access to proper nutrition and quality food is a struggle. 

Carla Castilla

More than 27,000 low-income Santa Barbara County children count on their school lunch programs to help stay nourished. However, when summer comes and school lets out, food insecurity can become a serious problem.

But now, there's a program in place to help feed those kids healthy breakfasts and lunches, five days a week for eight weeks. It's part of the No Kid Hungry campaign and it was spearheaded by Oscar-winning actor and Santa Barbara resident Jeff Bridges. Locally, it's called Food4Kids.