What is hunger?

Hunger and food insecurity permeate every county across our country and Sacramento County is no exception. Many of our neighbors are unsure where their next healthy meal is coming from, many of them young children or retired seniors living on fixed incomes. To end hunger and food insecurity, Sacramento must come together as a community to educate and advocate for ourselves and our neighbors. 

Curious about terminology surrounding activities within a food system? Check out Sacramento County's Emergency Food System Glossary of Terms.

What does hunger look like in Sacramento County?

 16.3% (238,760) of those living in Sacramento county are food insecure. See which parts of the county struggle with the highest rate of food insecurity.

16.3% (238,760) of those living in Sacramento county are food insecure. See which parts of the county struggle with the highest rate of food insecurity.

What can I do to fight hunger?

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) supports bills and action on a local and state level to get food and nutrition education to those who need it most. SFBFS is a member of the California Association of Food Banks. Check out pending legislation and recent successes here.

Here are some easy ways for you to become involved in our local and state-wide food system.

  • Subscribe to California Association of Food Banks' Action Alerts to get the latest information on anti-hunger legislation in California (or sign up for updates with other local advocacy agencies below).
  • Send e-mails, mail and make calls to legislators in support of legislation.
  • Use Facebook and Twitter to urge support from legislators in the fight against hunger.