Marin Independent Journal op-ed: Hunger is not a Partisan Political Issue

January 21, 2018

There is a saying: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” At no other time has that statement been played out so forcefully at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank than over the past 365 days.

It was one year ago when Donald Trump was officially sworn in as this nation’s 45th president. Almost immediately after the new administration took office, along with Republican majorities in both the House and the Senate, this food bank, and many other nonprofits around the nation, started to wonder how safety-net programs like SNAP (CalFresh here in California) would fare.

Read more about the threats being made to safety-net programs and how we’ve responded, in this Op-Ed by Executive Director Paul Ash that appeared in the Marin Independent Journal on January 21st, 2018.