Food. What could be more basic for life? And yet thousands of people in our County go to bed every night wondering whether they’ll be able to eat or feed their families tomorrow. It is no small irony that in this area that knows such abundance-which produces the food that feeds so many others around the country–that tens of thousands of people do not have access to nutritious, affordable, healthy food on a consistent basis. Food insecurity means having limited, uncertain, or inconsistent access to the quality and quantity of food necessary to live a healthy life.
Whether in times of crisis, or on a daily basis, Santa Barbara County’s ongoing challenges include assuring that everyone has access to sufficient, nutritious food. Addressing food insecurity among our most vulnerable populations has been a primary focus for the Santa Barbara Foundation. Through the Santa Barbara Food Action Plan, we have been working to enhance our food system and make it more sustainable and accessible.
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