Food Insecurity Spikes / Sacramento County’s Spending of American Rescue Plan Act Funds / Understanding Anxiety In Teens
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Volunteers load up vehicles at a food distribution center Friday, April 17, 2020, in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles. Food banks in the state have seen a spike in numbers as the state's unemployment level has jumped to to 5.3% for March.
Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP Photo
As many still recover financially from the pandemic, food insecurity continues to burden many throughout the nation. We’ll hear from two food banks about how they shifted to meet the needs of even more people in the past year. And, when Sacramento County received CARES Act funds last year, many made public comments to show their dissatisfaction with the use of funds; we’ll hear from the reporter who’s been covering the story. Plus, how to helps kids and teens cope with their anxiety.
- Communications Director for the Sacramento Food Bank, Melanie Flood, and Nicole Lamboley, President and CEO of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, describe the growing food insecurity in Sacramento and Northern Nevada amid the pandemic, and how you can help
- Senior Staff Writer for the Sacramento Observer, Genoa Barrow, brings us her reporting on how Sacramento County used funds from the America Rescue Plan Act nearly a year ago and what residents are wary of with a new influx of $300 million this year
- Chet Hewitt with the Sierra Health Foundation and The Center, Kim Williams with Sacramento Building Healthy Communities, and Cathy Rodriguez from the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce explain their request of Sacramento County’s Board of Supervisors on how to use funds from the America Rescue Plan Act
- Dr. Dawn Blacker, Associate Director of Mental Health Services at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, helps us understand signs of anxiety in children and teens as some prepare a return to in-person learning this fall