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The Press of Atlantic City

Nicole Leonard

16 January 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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New Jersey was one of seven states chosen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to participate in a pilot program for SNAP recipients, where eligible participants can use food stamps for grocery purchases online for t...

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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 ...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

2 December 2016

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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In Nueces County, new local programs, projects, and partnerships - spurred by a particularly deadly year for women - are demonstrating how improved assessment by law enforcement and engagement by community members i...

The Press of Atlantic City

Vincent Jackson

27 November 2016

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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New Jersey looks for those solutions being implemented successfully in other regions around the country to fight hunger in food deserts and poor neighborhoods, assessing what can be replicated in their local communiti...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

27 November 2016

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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Food access for low-income Americans is still a challenge across the country. Campus Kitchen Project, a national community service project that operates at 53 colleges, leverages the readily-available manpower and com...

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Sahar Zand

20 November 2016

Beqaa Valley, Lebanon

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In a creative twist, Syrian refugees are being given cash cards to spend as they wish rather than being given food boxes or in-kind donations. Agencies and refugees themselves say that it gives them dignity and choice...

Detroit Free Press

Gina Damron

19 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Across the country, hospitals are embracing intensive intervention programs to help victims of violence — including those who have criminal histories — after they have been brought in for treatment of injuries. Such p...

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Anna Patton

16 November 2016

Kampala, Uganda

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Uganda's open policy allows refugees to start a new life – and even a new business. But not all of them thrive due to governmental restrictions and limited cash flow.

Columbia Daily Spectator

Rahil Kamath

14 November 2016

New York, New York, United States

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To address the food insecurity problem among its low-income students, Columbia University launched Swipes, a meal sharing app in which students with a surplus of “meal swipes” could donate them to students in need. Bu...

The New York Times

Benjamin Mueller

26 October 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Victims of crime suffer a myriad of issues and there haven't been systems in place to support them. 'Safe Horizon' has developed a program to put advocates in each precinct in New York to work with the victims and hel...

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...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 September 2016

Lebanon

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In Lebanon, services for refugees are often misguided and ineffective. To address this issue, the country created a cash-debit card allowance for refugees, providing a more appropriate resource than the typical aid pr...

Small Towns Big Change

Andrew Martinez

5 September 2016

Ojo Sarco, New Mexico, United States

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Hunger is a hidden crisis in the U.S., and in places like Rio Arriba County, New Mexico - a food desert and poverty-stricken community - a few dedicated food pantries are all that stands between thousands of people an...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

Thomas Barlas

28 August 2016

New Jersey, United States

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Farmers and volunteers are working together to help feed the hungry in New Jersey. New Jersey Agricultural Society's Farmers Against Hunger Program relies on gleaning to turn food waste into a meal for someone in need...

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Elizabeth MacBride

7 August 2016

Amman, Jordan

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In the Middle East, refugee camps are expensive to run-- particularly because shipping food aid is expensive, and the refugees feel victimized in an environment where they have no agency or purchasing power. The UN Hi...

The Baltimore Sun

J. Brian Charles

16 July 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore and other cities saw an increase in violence and individuals repeatedly ending up in the hospital with serious injuries, which mass jailing did not solve, leading to the creation of Shock Trauma's Violence I...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Kavitha Cardoza

30 June 2016

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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Padua Project is an innovative program that has a goal of getting poor people out of poverty in three years with a job, three months’ savings and off government assistance. Its unusual success involved a collaboration...

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Nancy Schatz Alton

29 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Food insecure children in Seattle amount to the hundreds of thousands in number. Local nonprofit, Food Lifeline’s Kids Café, has become an accessible option for poor children to receive free nutritious meals and snack...

San Francisco Magazine

Gary Kamiya

29 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Solving the homeless crisis in San Francisco requires many different initiatives, some of which can be costly. North Beach Citizens is a small non-profit, founded by Francis Ford Coppola, has managed to offer temporar...

Los Angeles Magazine

Patric Kuh

15 June 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles-based nonprofit Food Forward was born out of the observation that many farmers are growing more fruit than they can sell at market. To cut down on food waste and get these viable fruits into the hands of p...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Victims of violence that end up in the emergency room can return within two years with more injuries because of retaliation efforts. Philadelphia’s Healing Hurt People is a hospital-based violence intervention program...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Healing Hurt People program, or HHP, is an ER-based violence intervention program that works on the public health-based notion that violence - like other diseases that spread - can be prevented. It targets service...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Healing Hurt People (HHP), the program that helped save his life, now employs men like Jermaine McCorey - men who used to be a part of a violent life on the streets of Philadelphia - to reach out to boys and young men...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

1 June 2016

Ajo, Arizona, United States

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Ajo, Arizona is home to a growing collective, collaboration of local agriculture and food-based initiatives. The small town coordinates actors from schools, restaurants, the farmers’ market, local gardens, and communi...

The Atlantic

Alana Semuels

31 May 2016

Salem, Oregon, United States

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States deal with poverty and employment differently, depending on their state legislature and, historically, their racial composition. Oregon is a predominantly white state with some of the most generous welfare and e...

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