The city of San Francisco is considered as one of the most technologically advanced cities in the United States. However, a recent report by SF- Marin Food Bank has revealed that a large percent of the city residents struggle with food and hunger. To be more precise, approximately 23 percent of city residents struggle with food insecurity. Compared to the number of homeless people in the city, this number is quite big. At the moment, the number of homeless people in San Francisco is estimated at 6,686 people. However, other statistics claim that the number could even be bigger than 6,000 people. At this current rate, this means that out of four people, one person is facing the possibility of starvation.


To make the situation even worse, there are fears that the Trump administration crack down on illegal immigrants is making it hard for immigrants to sign up for food stamps programs for fear of deportation. According to San Francisco officials, hunger is a misunderstood topic. While people see it as the inability to eat, hunger is the absence of enough food and even the right nutrients. It’s therefore, acceptable to say that a person who is not living on a balanced diet is facing hunger. As for the city of San Francisco, the goal is to end food insecurity by 2020.



The SF- Marin Food Bank says that the city is far from achieving its objectives with many families from the area opting for free and reduced priced meals. One of the residents of the city interviewed, Ms. Carmen Aguilar said that she did not face starvation but commended the food stamp program that was playing a major role in eliminating hunger in the area. While she does not personally suffer from hunger, Ms. Aguilar acknowledged many of her neighbors complained about the price of many commodities.



The populous, diverse City of San Francisco, California has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of trendy movements. For example, during the brief heyday of the Hippies during the late 1960s, the Haight-Ashbury district became a magnet for advocates of Flower Power, a Utopian vision of society, until growing crime and drug addiction problems destroyed the neighborhood’s allure for many young people. Now, some residents of San Francisco hope to develop a fashionable new type of Yoga.


Practiced in several specialized forms in India for centuries, Yoga exercises today appeal to many people seeking better health, limberness and mental relaxation. Various Yoga traditions enjoy a sizeable international following. Dee Dussault of San Francisco has offered classes in a completely new style of yoga since 2009. “Ganja Yoga” combines traditional Hatha Yoga routines with smoking marijuana before assuming the postures. Reportedly, many residents of the City have signed up to take classes in this (for people the United States) new and unorthodox form of exercise.


Dee Dussault, who began studying Yoga in 1995, claims ancient Indian practitioners of some forms of Yoga smoked cannabis as a method of worship. If correct, this assertion would possibly place Ganja Yoga within the scope of First Amendment protections under some circumstances. These legal ramifications may prove academic, however, since last November voters in California during a referendum chose to join states like Colorado in defying the federal restrictions imposed upon the use of marijuana as a purely recreational drug. Since that date, the number of San Francisco enrollments in Ganja Yoga classes have reportedly ballooned.