Pumpkins and persimmons: food security for Yolo County youths
"As temperatures get cooler and families are planning for holidays, Yolo Food Bank is seeing record numbers of participants in our programs, many of whom are children. The need for food is ongoing, especially for families trying to make ends meet. According to Feeding America’s Map The Meal Gap, 24.4 percent of children in Yolo County are food-insecure.
Not only is nutrition vital to the health and well-being of children, it is imperative for their emotional development. Children who are hungry experience higher rates of illness and obesity, impaired ability to concentrate, and increased behavioral problems. Knowing this, Yolo Food Bank has created a variety of programs to specifically address hunger among low-income children..."