Healthy Communities Success Story: Addressing Food Insecurity in Sacramento through Urban Gardening

Food insecurity – the limited or uncertain ability to acquire nutritionally adequate and safe food – is on the rise in Sacramento County. Concentrations of individuals and families who are food-insecure tend to appear in lower-income communities of color. However, incidences of food insecurity are also on the rise in areas perceived as more affluent. Children, seniors, disabled individuals and people with health conditions are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity.

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This summary is one of a four-part series of healthy community success stories, created by the Local Government Commission through funding from The California Endowment. Thanks to Ubuntu Green for contributing content for this summary.