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Hamden Hunger Project

Shayla Colon

10 April 2020

Hamden, Connecticut, United States

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In order to support food banks—who have seen a steady rise in demand since COVID-19—a team of local Hamden organizations (including Hamden’s Community Emergency Response Team, the Hamden Public Schools, the Hamden Pol...

LAist

Itxy Quintanilla

9 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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What started as one high school student delivering groceries to her grandmother has turned into a full-fledged organization called Zoomers to Boomers. Another similar group called Shopping Helpers LA has also popped u...

Glendale News-Press

Vera Castaneda

9 April 2020

Glendale, California, United States

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California’s Glendale Community College normally operates a food pantry, called Food for Thought Pantry, for its students. Forced to close to slow the spread of COVID-19, it partnered with the Los Angeles Food Bank an...

New Haven Independent

Sam Gurwitt

9 April 2020

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Due to COVID-19, the Connecticut Food Bank has not been able to staff their food pantry distributors and thus drop off food with no distribution help. The town of Hamden whipped up an army of volunteers in response to...

Edible Rhody

Helena Touhey

9 April 2020

Rhode Island, United States

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In Rhode Island, a collaborative, farmer-run food delivery service has come together as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As farmers around the state saw massive declines in orders, they came together to create an ...

Dallas Weekly

Keri Mitchell

8 April 2020

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Given the scale of the unprecedented crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, non-profit organizations in Dallas, Texas have banded together to pull resources and coordinate their response for ...

L.A. TACO

Javier Cabral

8 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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After realizing that there was virtually no support systems out there for the black, brown, and potentially undocumented workers in the service—specifically bar—industry, a group of three friends formed a grassroots g...

Pepperdine University Graphic

Vernie Covarrubias

8 April 2020

Malibu, California, United States

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SQD, Ink. (short for Self-Quarantined Delivery) is a student initiative at Pepperdine University that provides a free grocery delivery service to those who cannot do it themselves, i.e. the elderly or people with auto...

Yes! Magazine

Ruth Terry

7 April 2020

United States

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With a crisis as ubiquitous as the COVID-19 pandemic, silver bullets simply do not exist. Fortunately, many grassroots initiatives have sprung up around the United States, like Pass the Lettuce, which encourages peopl...

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Emily Nonko

7 April 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The idea of “feeding the frontline” - donating funds to purchase restaurant food that can be delivered to frontline healthcare works amidst the COVID-19 crisis - has spread like wildfire. In cities from San Francisco ...

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Barry Punzal

7 April 2020

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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Zoomers to Boomers, a Santa Barbara-based services offering grocery delivery to senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, has grown. What started as a local service, has grown to serve more than 10 cities across t...

Chalkbeat

Stephanie Wang

6 April 2020

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Preschool teachers in Indianapolis are helping their young students cope with the sudden changes in their learning environment by focusing on activities that nurture their students and reinforce some elements of norma...

The Washington Post

Robert Samuels

6 April 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In Wisconsin, the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately impacting black communities, but local residents are finding ways to help their fellow neighbors in times of crisis. Tactics including increasing testing in...

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Melinda Clynes

6 April 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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To help fill the gap for some 200 Detroit students who rely on school lunches, local artists and nonprofits are teaming up to distribute meals and provide creative inspiration. Library Street Collective, an art galler...

New Hope Network

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...

The New York Times

Christina Anderson

Henrik Pryser Libell

5 April 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

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This article compares Finland to the other Nordic countries in terms of their preparedness for the coronavirus pandemic. After the Cold War, FInland started building up an emergency supply of medicine, food, and more....

Forbes

Christine Ro

4 April 2020

Utrecht, Netherlands

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Many people are motivated to help out during the pandemic, but without proper hygiene tactics, helping could just be harmful. A group started by medical students in the Netherlands called StudentsAgainstCorona rallies...

The Spokesman-Review

Emma Epperly

3 April 2020

Stevens County, Washington, United States

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The Loon Lake Food Bank & Resource Center is a rural food bank that has pivoted its model in response to the novel coronavirus. They are now operating a drive-through system that gives away hundreds of boxes of free f...

NPR

Ally Schweitzer

3 April 2020

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

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With businesses and families alike hurting during the pandemic, one nonprofit is helping both by buying meals from local restaurants and delivering them to families in need. People who have been stuck at home but want...

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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

3 April 2020

Santa Monica, California, United States

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In the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, California community college, Santa Monica College, organized a pop-up, drive-thru food giveaway for its students. The resources were funded with help from the Santa Monica Colleg...

Los Angeles Times

Rachel Scheier

3 April 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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Activists in Berkeley, California, are filling in what they say is a gap in homeless services during the coronavirus outbreak. Volunteers are safely delivering food and other supplies to those without shelter.

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Judita Kusaitytė

3 April 2020

South Korea

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As told through the words of citizens on social media, this article lays out a number of ways the government of South Korean has been able to contain the virus. A notable thing is the care package mailed to everyone, ...

USC Annenberg Media

Jillian Russell

3 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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As the COVID-19 pandemics threatens the livelihoods of people around the country, food banks are finding creative ways to stay open while staying safe to serve people who might find it difficult to continue to buy gro...

The Daily Californian

Mela Seyoum

3 April 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Grad students in the Bay Area concerned about the impacts of the coronavirus created a platform that matches at-risk residents with low-risk residents to deliver necessities like groceries and prescriptions. The group...

Restaurant Hospitality

Joanna Fantozzi

3 April 2020

United States

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Food trucks and other street food businesses are shifting their approach to meet the new demands of a largely stay-at-home workforce. Some are parking on residential streets at night instead of office parking lots dur...

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