The fuzzy term “food insecurity” should not conceal the misery of hunger in San Joaquin County. Especially since around 67,000 poor people here suffer it.
67,000 people, a city the size of Lodi.
Not for the first time is the irony striking: 67,000 sufferering hunger in the midst of the most productive farming operation in the history of the world.
We often talk about the need for a better-educated workforce, as if education is the fundamental element of a successful community. The news about hunger reminds us county residents have even more basic needs. And, for staggering numbers of people, aching needs unmet.