In California, one in four children don’t have access to affordable, nutritious food. That amounts to more than 5 million food-insecure residents, including over 2 million children, who are unable to support an active, healthy lifestyle.
Food insecurity leads people to make unhealthy food choices or worry about bringing any food to the table at all. Poor nutrition and stress can lead to more serious issues like obesity, mood disorders, and even substance abuse. Each of these illnesses can cause chronic health problems, making it nearly impossible for a person to sustain their income and health.
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