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Hidden Hunger

Sara Henry | June 01, 2019

Even in a county as wealthy as Marin, there are pockets of poverty. There’s been a 23% increase in meals needed between 2009 and 2017, according to 2019 SFMFB data.

“So many people are paddling upstream in this area, trying to live on an income that just won’t stretch to cover basic needs,” says Paul Ash, executive director of the SFMFB, who notes the irony of hungry residents in a region with the best agricultural bounty in the country. “This isn’t about a lack of available food. This is a food distribution and access problem.”