San Francisco Food Bank. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A worker passes a nearly empty shelf at the San Francisco Food Bank in November, 2009, a time when food banks saw increased demand due to the recession. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Thanksgiving is just around the corner — but some local food banks are reporting a lack of donations. KQED’s Forum talks with local food banks about food shortages and what people can do to help.

Original Broadcast: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 — 10:30 AM
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    Host: Dave Iverson

  • Barry Stenger, interim executive director of the St. Anthony Foundation
  • John Healey, president and CEO of California Emergency Foodlink
  • Kelly Siefkin, communications director for the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
KQED’s Forum: Hunger and Local Food Banks 19 November,2012Wendy 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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