A Hunger for Justice

According to the U.S. drought monitor, 82 percent of California is experiencing extreme drought, leaving families and homeowners with little or no water. The drought has had the biggest impact among small rural communities that are rapidly running out of water, financial resources, and long-term solutions. Vulnerable communities can’t afford to purchase cases of water every day, buy paper plates to avoid washing dishes, pay for fast-food instead of cooking with washed fruits and vegetables, or to wash their clothes at local laundromats. And yet, there’s no other choice – families can’t afford to leave and move to areas with better access to water.