Foodbank of Santa Barbara County CEO Erik Talkin interviews Jan Poppendieck during Food Sovereignty Week in Santa Barbara.

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County CEO Erik Talkin interviews Jan Poppendieck during Food Sovereignty Week in Santa Barbara.

There are over 61,000 private charitable food banks, pantries, and other food aid distributors in the USA, but all together they provide only 4% of America’s food aid, according to author Jan Poppendieck. With one-in-four Americans receiving some form of food aid, she notes that a lot of people’s dinners depend on public programs, and therefore on politics. The clip below is from Poppendieck’s presentation during Santa Barbara’s Food Sovereignty Week.

Jan Poppendieck: Private Charity Provides Only 4% of Food Aid in America from Orfalea Foundation on Vimeo.

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