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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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Marsha Mercer

7 September 2018

California, United States

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Nutrition counseling, food vouchers, and cooking classes have helped patients improve their diets and overall health. With the success of localized “food as medicine” programs, some states have begun integrating the c...

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Sophie Haigney

4 September 2018

New London, Connecticut, United States

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Led by a prestigious chef, Brigaid radically transformed how school lunches were planned, tasted, and presented in the New London, Connecticut school district. Brigaid is taking the lessons learned in New London to th...

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Hadley Barndollar

26 August 2018

New Hampshire, United States

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NH Gleans is group of gleaners in New Hampshire working to ensure food security in their communities. The group gathers food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to local food kitchens, schools, and foo...

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Michaela Winberg

8 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a collaboration between three nonprofits is providing 500 free lunches, both filling a gap in nonprofit service on Friday afternoons and giving those recently entered into recovery for addiction a tas...

Nonprofit Quarterly

Suzanne Bohan

3 August 2018

San Diego, California, United States

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Cherokee Point Elementary School in San Diego became a trauma-informed school in 2015, and since then suspensions have fallen to zero (and remained that way since) and they no longer need a campus police officer. The ...

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Amy Fallon

2 July 2018

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, a new app is helping to notify shop-owners when their food approaches its expiration date. Shop-owners can then enact heavy discounts on the item, which are sold to participating non-governmental organizat...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Alfred Lubrano

21 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Franklinville, a neighborhood volunteer distributes free lunch and snacks to children in the summer, when families with students who receive lunch and breakfast at school struggle to provide with their children. "B...

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Lucy Purdy

20 June 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Fresh Prescription is a Detroit-based program that creates a mechanism for doctors to prescribe healthy food and fresh produce instead of medications to low-income patients, pregnant women, and people with young child...

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Rebecca Smithers

14 May 2018

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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In the UK, a pilot of "community fridges," stocked with food from supermarkets and retailers that would otherwise be wasted for those in need to take as necessary, is being expanded through partnerships and funding fr...

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Jillian Forstadt

2 May 2018

Binghamton, New York, United States

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On the North Side of Binghamton, engaged citizens are fighting food insecurity in the wake of several chain grocery stores closing. Since for-profit developers have not followed through on promises to build new grocer...

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Derek Robertson

18 December 2017

Dallas, Texas, United States

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In Dallas, where the poverty rate was only lower than in Houston and Philadelphia in 2017, nonprofits and charities are using a comprehensive approach to provide immediate relief. Local organizations like Sharing Life...

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Rodney Muhumuza

3 December 2017

Nwoya, Uganda

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Food security due to land degradation is a growing concern in Uganda, especially in light of the massive influx of South Sudanese refugees streaming into the country and the instability of food donations to support th...

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Emily Dech

9 November 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Food insecurity, obesity, and poor nutrition are all currently major challenges facing many US communities, particularly in the Midwest. SNAP-Ed is helping to tackle all of those issues through a program that teaches ...

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Michael D. Regan

24 September 2017

New York, New York, United States

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People living in food deserts have very limited access to healthy food, prompting 'Green Carts' (street vendors with vegetables and fruits) and other mobile markets to pop up. Critically important to the success of th...

New Hampshire Public Radio

Ben Henry

27 July 2017

Dover, New Hampshire, United States

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While farmers’ markets popularity has increased in the last decade, the higher prices mitigate equal access to such provisions -- and, by extension, the health benefits. As a result, non-profits and farmers' markets a...

Boulder Daily Camera

Cara Wertheimer

28 June 2017

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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For many food banks, the majority of the donations they receive are non-perishable goods, cans of food and other leftovers. Earth's Table grows produce for food banks in Boulder Colorado on privately-owned land that's...

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Emily Dech

9 June 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Almost 16% of the population in Ohio's Richland County is food insecure. First Call 211, a collaboration between the public library and the Job and Family Services office, is working to inform people about the many fo...

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Emily Dech

19 May 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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The Prospect Community Garden has proven to be a valuable resource for students attending the elementary school in learning how to eat healthier. Local residents help out and receive produce from the garden, which in ...

The Press of Atlantic City

Thomas Barlas

30 March 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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New Jersey legislators are introducing a series of actions that can help drastically reduce food waste and ensure more food is provided to those going hungry. The varied measures include provisions for farms where pos...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

27 February 2017

Wildwood, New Jersey, United States

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The Wildwood School District has implemented programs during and after school hours to help provide nutritious meals to students living with hunger and poverty, while also teaching the children invaluable skills such ...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

26 February 2017

Wildwood, New Jersey, United States

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In low-income districts, the school nurse is often a family’s first health care provider, and the role at places like Wildwood High School and Glenwood Avenue School has expanded to provide everything from warm coats ...

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Brian Barth

2 February 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A program called FVRx (Fruits and Vegetables Rx) enlists physicians, grocery stores, and the government SNAP program to help make underserved communities healthier. When physicians write prescriptions for fruits and v...

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Libby Leyden

9 December 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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With the homeless population in San Francisco in crisis, the lack of a safe clean place for the homeless to relieve themselves has caused concerns over sanitation in the Tenderloin neighborhood. Now the city offers a ...

The Guardian

Simone D'Antonio

16 October 2016

Milan, Italy

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Since its 2015 Expo, Milan has continued to foster a number of unique initiatives to combat food waste, promote healthy and sustainable food systems, and ensure that its people never go hungry. Through projects such a...

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