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FAI Drought Series - Greater Need, Less Food: The Food Bank Conundrum

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Part of FAI's Drought Series - Save Don't Squander: A Series on the Impact of the California Drought.

California is in the midst of the worst recorded drought in state history, and the impact of the water shortage is only growing each day. Water is one of the most basic necessities and a precious commodity. This spring the Food and Agribusiness Institute will be hosting a series of panels, discussions, and reflections with multiple speakers who will address the implications of a “severe drought” for various communities. The speakers will provide students with multiple, intertwined perspectives of how our community is impacted by a drought of this scale and will also address potential solutions, including water efficient crops and other water saving measures.

Greater Need, Less Food: The Food Bank Conundrum
May 1st, at 5:00 p.m. Lucas Hall, Forbes 126

California food banks are receiving fewer donations from farmers and seeing increasing prices for produce they buy with donations and grants. Unemployment in the agricultural sector and other industries affected by the drought translates to greater need for unemployed workers and their families. Sue Sigler, the Executive Director of the California Association of Food Banks and Diane Zapata, Senior Manager of Food Resources for Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, will discuss challenges and potential solutions for food banks at the local and state levels.


Lucas Hall, Forbes Family Conference Center

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