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Civil Eats

Lynne Curry

14 May 2020

United States

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Supply chains have been disrupted with the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, and farmers are suffering from a lack of buying customers. Meanwhile, food banks are in dire straits as more and more people...

The New York Times

Joe Drape

12 May 2020

Grand Island, Nebraska, United States

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The restrictions imposed by the coronavirus have turned horseracing in Nebraska into an unexpected boon. City officials allowed racing tracks to be open—with precautions—because the horses' livelihoods depend on the j...

The New York Times

Patrick Adams

12 May 2020

United States

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Amid the pandemic, medical researchers and an abortion-rights advocacy group in the U.S. are working to make the abortion pill available via mail. Although there is ambiguity surrounding the rules and regulations of h...

The New Yorker

Anna Russell

7 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Communities and medical professionals are working together to create their own mutual aid supply chain as shortages of personal protective equipment plague U.S. hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. This "tempora...

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Anne Henley Walker

7 May 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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When restaurants and farmers markers shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hearts of Harvest Farm teamed up with the drive-thru restaurant Cafe Racer to sell their produce to people in the Athens/Atlanta area. They ...

MIT Technology Review

Karen Hao

6 May 2020

China

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Online retailers in China launched rural live-streaming initiatives to aid farmers in selling their products directly to consumers. After traditional selling methods were halted due to the novel coronavirus, farmers n...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

5 May 2020

United States

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A home health care cooperative, based in NY, turned to a worker-owned cut and sew cooperative, based in NC, to produce masks for their employees when they were unable to source them elsewhere. The cost of masks and g...

New Hampshire Business Review

Meghan Pierce

1 May 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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To help deliver hand sanitzer to those who need it during the coronavirus pandemic, a distillery owner in Vermont and a lacrosse equipment online distributor in New Hampshire formed a partnership to create a distribut...

Yes! Magazine

Austin Price

Martin do Nascimento

29 April 2020

Antioch, California, United States

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A Californian "food rescue" nonprofit called White Pony Express is shifting their usual processes to alleviate food insecurity to accomodate the change that COVID-19 has brought to their distribution systems. The grou...

Wired

Kate Knibbs

27 April 2020

United States

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Bookshop is a startup that launched to give indie book stores around the country a fighting chance while Amazon continues to dominate the book market. The startup offers book buyers a portal to a wide variety of shops...

NBC News

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...

Colorado Public Radio

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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Rae Ellen Bichell

24 April 2020

New Mexico, United States

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Deploying a state-wide COVID-19 testing strategy requires coordinating both public and private-industry stakeholders. In Utah and New Mexico, the appointment of “testing czars,” or public health leaders in charge of c...

WBFO

Marian Hetherly

20 April 2020

New York, United States

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The Special Olympics turned 50 in 2020, but the pandemic has put a damper on their original birthday plans. People with intellectual and physical differences who participate rely on the games for social connection, so...

Next City

Valerie Vande Panne

20 April 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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As communities around the United States face major job losses, those that have kept their economies local, like in Albuquerque, NM and Springfield, MA, are seeing more resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

The Oregonian

Samantha Swindler

16 April 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A collective of activists and anti-fascists named PopMob has transitioned from protesting right-wingers to producing hand sanitizer. They are working in collaboration with another group called The Rosehip Medic Collec...

Next City

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...

Anchorage Daily News

Marc Lester

15 April 2020

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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A group of three women Alaskan women banded together on Facebook to rally sewers across the state to sew masks for Alaska's front-line workers during COVID-19. Their Facebook group includes tutorials, outreach, and cu...

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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 ...

Positive.News

Gavin Haines

14 April 2020

Manchester, England

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A new initiative called #Task4Help recruits local university students to deliver groceries and other supplies to people who need to be self-isolated during COVID-19. It was originally started by an app called UniTaskr...

Los Angeles Times

Gustavo Arellano

13 April 2020

Santa Ana, California, United States

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The owners of an iconic pomade and Chicano hipster fashion manufacturing factory in Santa Ana, California have made the switch to hand sanitizer manufacturing in an attempt to reemploy furloughed employees during the ...

NPR

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...

WBUR

Tim Skoog

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...

The New York Times

Tiffany Hsu

11 April 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Battelle labs in rural Ohio is decontaminating n95 masks for health care workers as personal protective equipment remains in short supply amidst COVID-19. Granted emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Adminis...

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...

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