Painting the picture
Hunger is a universal problem. It exists in every community of every country.
According to the USDA, 49 million individuals, including 12 million children, struggle to have enough food to eat.
Santa Clara County's Hunger Index reports that 150 million meals are still needed for a healthy community.
Food insecurity becomes more dire in the summer months as schools close, as do their food assistance programs.
In the Bay Area, Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen is the largest food rescuer from Costco.