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How California's drought is impacting food banks

Food banks have become a primary source of nutrition for rural farmworker communities in the Central Valley.

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Food banks have become a primary source of nutrition for rural farmworker communities in the Central Valley.

A recent study from Arizona State University found that prices for fresh fruit and vegetables are expected to rise on account of the drought in California. Topping the list is the cost of lettuce which could jump by 34 percent, followed by avocados with 28 percent and broccoli by 22 percent.

Higher food prices hit us all but they're especially hard for food banks. To find out how much they're being affected, we turn to Sue Sigler, executive director at California Association of Food Banks.

 


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