Dr. Laura Clapper, Medical Director for CCA Health California highlights the impacts of food insecurity in an op-ed for the Modesto Bee.
Food insecurity can impact anyone, no matter their age, gender, or where they live. In California, the number of people impacted is rising, and in Stanislaus County, roughly 61,000 residents don’t have access to the food they need on a regular basis.
“We are in the throes of a critical moment in our hunger crisis. As our state and local resources work tirelessly to support our population experiencing food insecurity, health care stakeholders need to strategize ways to limit the critical health impacts it can have,” she said.