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Hunger in the Valley: Food banks face a dilemma

by Sasha Khokha, The California Report | Take Two

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Sarah Ramirez gleans apples from a front yard in Visalia, Calif. Scott Anger/KQED

Food banks have become a primary source of nutrition for many families in the Central Valley.

The region ranks among the highest in the nation when it comes to hunger, as well as diseases linked to poor nutrition such as diabetes and obesity. In the second installment in the series, Hunger in the Valley of Plenty, we hear how food banks grapple with tough choices about what they offer.

The California Report's Sasha Khokha has the story.

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