Dale brings to light his ideals for combating this increasing percentage of food insecure individuals, “Eliminating food insecurity in our communities is not an easy problem to solve, but there is still much that can be done. At the macro level, organizations such as ReFED are working hard to put systems in place that help to reduce food waste in our country.”
At a local level, we can support grantees such as Olivewood Gardens, Learning Center, and Project New Village who are growing and distributing fresh fruits and vegetables in San Diego Communities where fresh produce has traditionally been hard to come by.
Locally Dale touches upon a few organizations beginning to make an impact on this topic through financial avenues, “The UC San Diego School of Medicine Center for Community Health is using one of our responsive grants to help put healthy food options into corner markets throughout the community. Grantees such as Imperial Valley Food Bank and the San Diego Hunger Coalition are doing the critical work of distributing healthy, nutritious food directly to families and individuals struggling with food insecurity.”
Further more, Dale encourages readers to reach out locally, “If you’re interested in helping eliminate food insecurity in our region, supporting organizations like the ones listed is a great place to start.”
Clearly food insecurity is no longer an issue that can be put on the back burner, and building off Dale’s insightful article, those wanting to help end this need to reach out and support local organizations, like Unite North County Inland, so there impact can be felt on the largest level possible.
To read Jonathan Dale’s entire article on the seriousness of San Diego Food Insecurity, click here.