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California food banks see growing need for services [Video]

Many food banks in the greater Sacramento region are struggling now due to a downturn in donations and higher food costs as they see more seeking their services.

YOLO COUNTY, Calif. — A new survey finds nearly one in three households within Yolo County struggle to access food — they aren’t alone. 

Many food banks in the greater Sacramento region are struggling now due to a downturn in donations and higher food costs as they see more seeking their services.

The Yolo County Food Access Survey Report finds certain populations are being especially hard hit like: rural areas, and Black and Latino households.  

The report also finds nearly 53% of households in Yolo County working in the agricultural industry are food insecure.

Experts say the root cause of food insecurity is related to poverty, and the United States Census Bureau says California has the highest poverty rate in the U.S. at 13%. 

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News Channel 11 packs 500+ food boxes for Good Samaritan Ministries on Founders Day [Video]

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