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16 March 2020
Davis, California, United States
In an attempt to offer healthier meals and reduce stigma around hospital food, hospitals are reinventing their dining services by hiring professional chefs, nutritionists, and dieticians. At the UC Davis Medical Cente...
10 March 2020
The Spirit Lake Reservation, North Dakota, United States
Native American communities combat pervasive food insecurity with novel approaches to their Food Distribution Program which is a part of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). The Spirit Lake Reservat...
28 January 2020
Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
The Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, the largest refugee camp in the world, is overcrowded and increasingly isolated. A program by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Bangladeshi NGO BRAC offers refugees equipment, a...
7 January 2020
Wimbledon, North Dakota, United States
Over 3000 Words
Small, rural grocery stores around the country keep their doors open by using creative, cross-sector financing, recruiting local volunteers, and thinking outside the box as many residents move closer to urban areas. O...
20 December 2019
Santa Cruz, California, United States
In Santa Cruz County, California, Dr. Ann López, of the Center for Farmworker Families, organizes a secret monthly food bank for marginalized farmworkers who are mostly indigenous and undocumented. Organized completel...
5 December 2019
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
To reduce food waste, a pilot project in Connecticut organized by a professor aims to deliver the still-viable thrown-out products to a local food pantry. With the help of her students, the project has successfully he...
5 December 2019
To build resilience against climate change, women in Kenya are spreading the knowledge of traditional farming and grains, offering sustainable alternatives to mass-produced crops like corn and wheat. By reinstating na...
26 November 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Finding alternatives for uneaten or imperfect food reduces waste. In Denver, multiple initiatives, ranging from the city’s Certifiably Green Denver program to tech startups and nonprofits, are working to tackle the pr...
13 November 2019
Westlake, California, United States
Under 800 Words
Improving community nutrition requires making healthy food accessible and affordable. In Westlake, California, LaRayia’s Bodega provides healthy food at a convenience store price point of five dollars or less. Donatio...
8 November 2019
Jackson, Wyoming, United States
A company called Vertical Harvest in Jackson, Wyoming employs people with developmental and physical disabilities to work in their 3-story greenhouse to address the exclusion of people with disabilities in the labor p...
7 November 2019
Bennett, Colorado, United States
Emerald Garden farm in Colorado is a microgreens hydroponic farming operation that is using a comprehensive approach toward conducting business. From experimenting with new practices to reduce food waste to diversifyi...
4 November 2019
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Whereas urban farms provide supplemental nutrition, agricultural neighborhoods make farming one of their central features. In Detroit, Michigan, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) has grown from a local comm...
26 October 2019
Cuetzalán, Puebla, Mexico
A collection of remote villages in Mexico have banded together to create "a union of cooperatives that is achieving food sovereignty through agroecology." Their efforts started in the 1990s, when corporations were loo...
16 October 2019
Auburn, Alabama, United States
Several colleges in the U.S. use a third-party corporation to manage their dining services, but Auburn University's contract is unique in that it specifies 20 percent of all food must be locally sourced. This partners...
15 October 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The Philadelphia Zoo has created an in-house, vertical garden – housed in a shipping container provided by the nonprofit, CropBox – to grow food for the animals. So far, it has shown to be a more sustainable way of fe...
2 October 2019
Herders in Mongolia have resorted to cooperative shared funds to keep their pastures afloat, a sign of a slow tilt towards greater collaboration and trust in the area. The shared funds act as a way for herders to borr...
19 September 2019
Menasha, Wisconsin, United States
Over 15 Minutes
At one high school at the Menasha Joint School District in Wisconsin students are growing their own vegetables inside a classroom. That’s because they have their own a hydroponic garden, a garden that does not require...
17 September 2019
Mound Bayou, Mississippi, United States
Mound Bayou, Mississippi has been in the middle of a food desert for well over 50 years, as fresh produce is hard to come by for this small Mississippi Delta town. However, a local farmers' market has begun to change ...
26 August 2019
New York, New York, United States
Eliminating food deserts is a community effort. Thanks to work of members, volunteers, and other partners of the East New York Farmers’ Market (ENYF), the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, formerly troubled by a...
17 July 2019
Mississippi, United States
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...
6 July 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom
In Cambridge, an app is helping connect restaurants with extra food to sell with customers who are looking for a less expensive meal. Although the app is limited to those who have access to a smartphone and the consu...
3 July 2019
Branson, Missouri, United States
Over 3000 Words
Overcoming the causes of social isolation plays a crucial role in combating food insecurity. From faith-based community meals paired with job programs in Branson, to food recycling initiatives that tap into local mark...
2 July 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Creating and supporting local food systems requires public-private partnerships in urban planning. Across the United States, nonprofit organizations such as Trees Atlanta in Georgia successfully work with cities to op...
22 June 2019
Danville, Virginia, United States
A network of member organizations in and around Danville, Virginia tackles the region's health and nutrition pitfalls by relying on the strength of their tight-knit rural towns to donate and distribute health resource...
7 June 2019
Denver, Colorado, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
Across America, there is a food insecurity problem that increasingly impacts children as they head into summer breaks from school. To address the gap that is created during this time, a school district in Denver, Colo...
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