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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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Daliah Singer

26 April 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Feed the Frontlines Boulder is one initiative of several across the state of Colorado that are working to support healthcare workers and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual donors and local nonprofits...

Los Angeles Times

Irfan Khan

24 April 2020

Riverside, California, United States

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The Sikh community in Riverside, California—starting with the United Sikh Mission and the Riverside Sikh Temple—has provided thousands of masks and more than 40,000 homemade hot meals to healthcare professionals and a...

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Hayley Sanchez

24 April 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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An Islamic organization called Downtown Denver’s Islamic Center is helping members of their community adjust to the quarantine and maintain their spiritual practice. All services and counseling has been moved online, ...

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Meg Wilcox

22 April 2020

Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

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The city of Chelsea's history of community organizing, intense coordination, and ongoing planning for climate resilience prepared it to quickly pivot and better address the coronavirus crisis than other under-resource...

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Anna Spiegel

21 April 2020

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A restaurant relief effort called the Power of 10 Initiative aims to support a devastated hospitality industry. The project raises $10,000 a week to support 10 full-time jobs at small restaurants, who then provide 1,0...

Philippine Daily Inquirer

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...

Bangor Daily News

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...

Los Angeles Times

Howard Blume

19 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Los Angeles Unified School District has become a major food distribution center for anyone who needs it during the pandemic. The nation's second-largest school district has served almost 10 million meals in the wa...

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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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Brianna Baker

16 April 2020

Pennington, New Jersey, United States

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With grocery stores at capacity with delivery services, and people not wanting to leave their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, local farms like Honey Brook Organic Farm are seeing huge increases in business. The Ne...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jenn Ladd

16 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In response to COVID-19, Philadelphia has a no-questions-asked program that has given out over 72,000 boxes of food for free since it began on March 30th, 2020. It was a team effort between the government and two food...

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Oliver Rivero

15 April 2020

Santa Ana, California, United States

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Santa Ana College hosted a makeshift food pantry on their campus (organized by Orange County-based nonprofits Power of One Foundation and Official No One Left Behind), distributing a week's worth of food for a family ...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Mikaela Lefrak

15 April 2020

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A D.C.-area nonprofit that normally links refugee and immigrant chefs with paid internships at local restaurants has pivoted to directly paying those chefs to produce meals to donate across the DMV area for COVID-19 r...

KDNK Community Radio

Lucas Turner

14 April 2020

Carbondale, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, the Carbondale Mutual Aid Group and Emergency Taskforce launched a new program called “Neighborhood Heroes," which matches community members with around 30 homes to offer leaflets and other forms of suppo...

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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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Chris Nichols

13 April 2020

Sacramento, California, United States

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In Sacramento, a mobile shower unit is helping the city's homeless population stay clean and safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Volunteers with the unit are also distributing fresh clothes and bagged lunches.

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Celine Maia Mendiola

13 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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With restaurants closing and hospital staff working extra hours, Los Angeles communities are finding ways for them to support one another. As a response to COVID-19, people are donating money to local LA businesses li...

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Camila Domonoske

13 April 2020

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Across the United States, restaurants have been forced to close their dine-in services due to the coronavirus, but many have switched to online order and to-go options in order to stay open. Now, some of these restaur...

The New York Times

Priya Krishna

13 April 2020

Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States

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Indigenous people across the United States—like the Oglala Sioux on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation—are relying on survival tactics that their ancestors used to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, like seed saving, c...

Hanoi Times

Nhat Minh

12 April 2020

Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội, Vietnam

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A dispenser dubbed "the rice ATM" is providing sustenance for people who are suffering under the effects of the pandemic. From 8 AM to 5 PM every day, citizens stand 6.5 ft apart from each other to receive 3kg of rice...

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Stefano Kotsonis

12 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Local, New York City dive bar, Forgtmenot, had to pivot its business in the wake of COVID-19. Once a popular bar, now is a mini-mart, providing access to groceries for the community. With familial ties to a supermarke...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sharyn Jackson

11 April 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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With COVID-19 causing the shuttering of restaurants around the country, the Minnesota Central Kitchen collaboration brings together furloughed chefs – and their restaurants’ ingredients – to help feed those experienci...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Zak Podmore

10 April 2020

Towaoc, Colorado, United States

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The Ute Mountain Ute people have enacted a number of COVID-19 preventative measures for the tribe. These include implementing a curfew, transforming their casino into a food distribution hub and lodging for first resp...

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Amy Halloran

10 April 2020

Minnesota, United States

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Donations and GoFundMe campaigns and payments from municipalities are funding restaurants, which are paying their staff to make food for those in the community who are food insecure. In the Twin Cities, a coalition of...

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