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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...

Grady Newsource

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...

USC Annenberg Media

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...

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...

The Daily Tar Heel

Audrey Selley

8 April 2020

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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Community members in North Carolina are crowdfunding campaigns to help provide meals to healthcare workers who are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Working with the hospital, the campaign organizers make...

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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...

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 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Vinny Vella

6 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Stay-at-home orders keep us safe against the risk of infection, but for those suffering from domestic abuse they are no safe haven. The city of Philadelphia is working to let people know that services are still avail...

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...

LAist

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...

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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Emily Nonko

1 April 2020

California, United States

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A state’s digital portals can be ways to reach residents’ needs as well as collect data on the real-time effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In California, the state’s SNAP assistance tool, GetCalFresh, emerged as a vit...

WTVR-TV

Melissa Hipolit

31 March 2020

Henrico County, Virginia, United States

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When Henrico County Fire Department began to respond to calls for people exhibiting signs of coronavirus, they began utilizing recommendations of how best to stay safe. Although restrictive, this new playbook helps em...

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Nick Dall

27 March 2020

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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In Cape Town, South Africa, an app called Yebo Fresh is bringing the convenience of grocery deliver to lower-income households through low prices and no added delivery cost. The app also combines low and high tech ord...

The New York Times

Sharon Otterman

Sarah Maslin Nir

27 March 2020

New Rochelle, New York, United States

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New York state's quick actions to create a containment zone around New Rochelle after an early outbreak of coronavirus cases are proving successful. “Everybody talks about flattening the curve, and I think that’s exac...

Metromode

Kate Roff

26 March 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Mutual aid at the grassroots level is about helping a neighbor in need, and this strategy has been spurred into action across the country in response to COVID-19. In Detroit, people rally across social media and techn...

News18 India

Suhas Munshi

26 March 2020

Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India

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Bhilwara, India has provided food, masks, hand sanitizer, and door-to-door coronavirus screening to 600,000 residents who are not allowed to leave their houses during a total lockdown due to an outbreak of coronavirus...

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Darcy Sprague

25 March 2020

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, the San Antonio Food Bank is working with other organizations to get more food out into the community. Although volunteer turnout has decreased, the Texas food ba...

The New York Times

Annie Correal

24 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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As social distancing and isolation become increasingly important in stopping the spread of the coronavirus, volunteers and neighborhood groups are helping seniors and Immunocompromised people access necessessities. In...

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Adrian Ma

23 March 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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To help mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on some of its most vulnerable populations, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is paying otherwise closed restaurants to make food for short-staffed homeless...

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Alix Wall

20 March 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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When the Bay Area issued a shelter-in-place order as a response to containing the spread of COVID-19, businesses had to adapt. From a local distillery creating hand sanitizer at cost, to a restaurant offering grocerie...

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