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Hunger and Nutrition Advocacy

“In these difficult times, my wish is that no one goes hungry.” –Elaine Fairweather, Donor

Contact your elected officials!

Second Harvest Food Bank is working to improve public policy towards ending hunger and alleviating malnutrition. Click here for a list of state and national elected officials who need to hear from you in support of hunger and nutrition policy.

Coalitions to End Hunger

We are working with many state and national organizations to change policy towards ending hunger and improving nutrition in our society. Click here for a list of state and national groups working end hunger by improving the CalFresh program, school meals and other government nutrition programs, as well as other policy efforts.

Advocating for Improved Nutrition

An epidemic of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases associated with poor eating is now rivaling smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in our country. Second Harvest is working with local, state and national groups to address this obesity health crisis.

Advocating for Improved Nutrition
A Health Crisis Afflicting Low-Income People
With child and adult obesity rates rising at alarming rates, national experts warn that today’s youth, especially the poor, may be the first generation with a life expectancy shorter than their parents. Like hunger, this health crisis afflicts low-income families and individuals disproportionately because the cheapest and most available foods are often highly processed and high in fats, salt and sugar.

Advocating for Public Policy to Address the Crisis
Local, state and federal advocacy can support policies that provide access to nutritious food and physical activity, especially for low-income people. On the Central Coast Second Harvest Food Bank has taken a leadership role in the Nutrition and Fitness Collaborative of the Central Coast, Go For Health!, and the Central Coast Hunger Coalition, three organizations dedicated to fighting the obesity health crisis.

To learn what you can do to help, contact Joel Campos, Senior Manager of Outreach and Nutrition, at 831-722-7110 x 222.  Sign up for Advocacy alerts.

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