Food insecurity has been a long running suppressing issue. It is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Further exacerbated by the rise of the pandemic, food insecurity affects over 42 million Americans including about 13 million children.
In the Bay Area, close to a million citizens struggle with access to healthy and affordable food. This problem disproportionately affects children, immigrants, teenagers, people with disabilities, and people of color. With the striking rise of poverty, more and more people everyday are facing food insecurity.