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Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens
The economic crisis is creating increased demand at the nation’s food pantries and soup kitchens. At the same time, food banks are suffering from a falloff in donations. How are non-profit food distributors in Northern California dealing with the crisis?

Host: Dave Iverson

Father John Hardin, executive director of the St. Anthony Foundation
Jessica Bartholow, director of programs for the California Association of Food Banks
Larry Sly, executive director of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Lynn Crocker, director of marketing and communication for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Paul Ash, executive director of the San Francisco Food Bank

KQED's Forum: Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens 26 November,2008Wendy Goodfriend


Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED Food. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area;  Taste This; Jacques Pepin’s websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos and video of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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