Hospitals in Action

Setting the table for hungry Californians

Year-round, food banks and community kitchens help nourish our less-fortunate neighbors. That’s a good thing, too, because hunger doesn’t take a holiday. Over the course of a year, nearly 8 million Californians don’t have enough to eat

Food insecurity has charities struggling to keep up with demand, so hospitals in three California communities have joined the fight against hunger.    

On the state’s central coast, a mobile clinic has expanded into nutrition, while in San Diego, volunteers hit the road, bringing meals to the homebound. And finally, in Los Angeles, farmers’ markets are the new oasis within “food deserts.”