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Cecilia Lei

6 May 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), a San Francisco nonprofit, is helping those living in single-room occupancy (SRO) or public housing access food safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CCDC has part...

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Sheryl Rich-Kern

26 April 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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When schools had to shut down in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, community colleges across New Hampshire found ways to accommodate and aid their students through the pandemic. Lakes Region Community Co...

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Jhesset Enano

20 April 2020

Manila, Philippines

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Alzaky Foods is providing free halal meals to Muslim medical workers in metro Manila. Many Muslim frontline workers were surviving on fast food, crackers, or chips since food donations were not halal. Alzaky has provi...

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Josh Keefe

20 April 2020

Maine, United States

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New and existing community response and mutual aid networks, such as the Maine Coronavirus Community Assistance Facebook page, serve as stopgap measures so people struggling with the economic costs of the Covid-19 pan...

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Katie Klingsporn

17 April 2020

Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, Réunion

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Two women living on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming helped to provide mutual aid when they saw many families in the area facing difficulties during the onset of the pandemic. The pair set up a fundraising...

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Ethan Monteagudo

14 April 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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In Georgia’s Athens-Clarke County, schools and the community have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by setting up a food delivery and pickup program for students and families that experience food insecurity. Busses h...

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Dawn Reiss

6 April 2020

Hayward, California, United States

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, food industry leaders, specifically those in the organic and health food category, are trying to figure out how to keep their businesses afloat. Nature’s Path has increased hourly pay of...

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Caroline Kwok

18 March 2020

Australia

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Many supermarkets spend most days overcrowded and rapidly out of stock due to the coronavirus crisis, so the major grocery retailer in Australia designated the first hour of business to serving seniors and the disable...

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Alessandro Pavone

1 February 2020

Jordan

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Jordan is dealing with an influx of Syrian refugees that are putting a strain on already scarce resources like water. In response, the United Nations World Food Program has started to grow barley and other foods hydro...

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Matilda Kreider

10 December 2019

Navajo Nation, United States

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A produce prescription program is one of several approaches that people living in Navajo Nation are taking to combat the harms of living in a food desert. Although this program has only been implemented on a small sca...

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Gabriella Audi

3 October 2019

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Clarke County School District in Georgia has 21 public schools that all offer free meals to students, regardless of their financial needs. This is facilitated through a federally-funded program, so even though poverty...

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Bekah McNeel

13 August 2019

San Antonio, California, United States

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There is a certain population of youth aged 16-24 that are neither in school nor working because of some derailment (oftentimes burdensome responsibilities) along the way. A national organization called Nxt Level help...

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Mary Shinn

7 August 2019

Colorado, United States

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Thanks to a two-year grant from Colorado’s Health Foundation, several food-centered nonprofit organizations are working to help residents of southwestern Colorado replace high-calorie, low nutrition food with seasonal...

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Christine Kabazira

2 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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Refugees in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement need a new source of income after relocating, so a program with NGO Mercy Corps has now given a number of farmers seeds for a cash crop: cotton. Farmers received a special modif...

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Tina Vasquez

17 July 2019

Mississippi, United States

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Communities are creating networks to fill in food security gaps for children. In cities like Jackson, Mississippi, and Atlanta, Georgia, community groups, churches, and nonprofits are working to provide summer meals t...

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Erik Ortiz

10 July 2019

East Orange, New Jersey, United States

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Mobile delivery increases the accessibility of summer meal programs for children who rely on food assistance during the school year. Across the country, multiple initiatives by local governments, schools, nonprofits, ...

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Mary Shinn

14 June 2019

Durango, Colorado, United States

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Funded by a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, several nonprofits are working to fill the summer food security gap for children who rely on school meals. Several groups, including Pine River Shares and Friends...

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Rose Lambert-Sluder

5 April 2019

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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In Tucson, Arizona, a former Benedictine monastery is providing temporary shelter to asylum seekers. The space was temporarily donated to Casa Alitas, a nonprofit, following a sharp increase in asylum-seeker in the pa...

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Ashleigh Jackson

3 April 2019

Elkhart, Indiana, United States

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Elkhart Community Schools in Indiana has teamed up with a nonprofit called Cultivate to provide meals for students who may go without food over the weekend. In this pilot program, 20 students will receive a backpack f...

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David Williams

3 April 2019

Elkhart, Indiana, United States

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A community organization in Indiana called Cultivate "rescues" food from local caterers, hospitals, casinos, and businesses to then be packaged into take-home meals for students at Woodland Elementary School that come...

The Colorado Sun

Aisha Down

19 February 2019

Colorado, United States

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UpRoot, a new Colorado startup, is working to help farmers fill the labor gap and feed the hungry. Farmers across the state face a labor shortage, leaving huge amounts of produce to go to waste – and thus contribute t...

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Tina Rosenberg

4 February 2019

Elsie, Michigan, United States

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Smartphone technology levels the playing field for low-income people, utilizing services that manage SNAP food-assistance budgets, pay parking tickets on time, payday loans, and more. Applications like Fresh EBT work ...

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Sydney Worth

30 October 2018

Houston, United States

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For many college students, financial aid programs can help them afford tuition, but it doesn't cover necessities like food that are required for true affordability. To change that, colleges around the country are offe...

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Richard Schiffman

20 September 2018

Glen Cove, New York, United States

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A Long Island health care system has implemented projects that address the centrality of food to people’s health and how hospitals can provide healthy food both during and after admission. These include hiring chefs t...

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Emily Nonko

14 September 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Leaders in Baltimore realized that improvements in food policy would be enhanced by more accurate language and more local activism. The Baltimore Food Policy Initiative brings together city agencies and uses data and ...

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