POCKETS OF POVERTY REVEAL WIDESPREAD FOOD INSECURITY HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT IN LAND OF PLENTY
This is a region of farm-fresh abundance and dining excellence. It’s also a place of scarcity for people like fixed-income seniors living in subsidized housing in Tiburon. Or the two-income Sausalito couple who hit hard times when the husband, coping with an expensive, chronic health condition, lost his business. Or students in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties who struggle to pay the cost of going to college while keeping up with classwork. Or young immigrant families in San Rafael’s Canal District, whose adults often hold down multiple jobs. Or the soon-to-graduate single mom on a limited budget living in low-income housing in Marin City. Or the motley crew of West Marin individualists with limited financial resources in San Geronimo. Or farm laborers in Napa. Or residents displaced by fire or flood in Sonoma. There is need in every nook and cranny here.
Read more on this series of hunger stories from reporter Sarah Henry in Edible Marin and Wine Country Magazine.