Bay Area Bountiful

 Sonoma County is widely known for the quality and variety of foods and beverages grown and produced here.

But a lot of people aren’t able to enjoy that bounty. A public forum Thursday afternoon hopes to refocus attention on the problem and what can be done to address it.

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 Sonoma County’s 35.5 million missed meals in 2014 is a stunningly large number. Gail Atkins, Director of Programs for the Redwood Empire Food Bank, explains how it was calculated.

 

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Despite that shortfall, Sonoma County is already doing a great deal to help alleviate food insecurity notes Joseph McIntrye of Ag Innovations, and that will be part of the conservation at the Hunger Index Forum. 

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