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Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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7 August 2019

Colorado, United States

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Thanks to a two-year grant from Colorado’s Health Foundation, several food-centered nonprofit organizations are working to help residents of southwestern Colorado replace high-calorie, low nutrition food with seasonal...

Yes! Magazine

Tina Vasquez

17 July 2019

Mississippi, United States

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Communities are creating networks to fill in food security gaps for children. In cities like Jackson, Mississippi, and Atlanta, Georgia, community groups, churches, and nonprofits are working to provide summer meals t...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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14 June 2019

Durango, Colorado, United States

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Funded by a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, several nonprofits are working to fill the summer food security gap for children who rely on school meals. Several groups, including Pine River Shares and Friends...

Yes! Magazine

Rose Lambert-Sluder

5 April 2019

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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In Tucson, Arizona, a former Benedictine monastery is providing temporary shelter to asylum seekers. The space was temporarily donated to Casa Alitas, a nonprofit, following a sharp increase in asylum-seeker in the pa...

The Colorado Sun

Aisha Down

19 February 2019

Colorado, United States

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UpRoot, a new Colorado startup, is working to help farmers fill the labor gap and feed the hungry. Farmers across the state face a labor shortage, leaving huge amounts of produce to go to waste – and thus contribute t...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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4 February 2019

Elsie, Michigan, United States

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Smartphone technology levels the playing field for low-incoming people, utilizing services that manage SNAP food-assistance budgets, pay parking tickets on time, payday loans, and more. Applications like Fresh EBT wor...

Yes! Magazine

Sydney Worth

30 October 2018

Houston, United States

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For many college students, financial aid programs can help them afford tuition, but it doesn't cover necessities like food that are required for true affordability. To change that, colleges around the country are offe...

The New York Times

Richard Schiffman

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20 September 2018

Glen Cove, New York, United States

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A Long Island health care system has implemented projects that address the centrality of food to people’s health and how hospitals can provide healthy food both during and after admission. These include hiring chefs t...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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14 September 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Leaders in Baltimore realized that improvements in food policy would be enhanced by more accurate language and more local activism. The Baltimore Food Policy Initiative brings together city agencies and uses data and ...

Governing

Marsha Mercer

7 September 2018

California, United States

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Nutrition counseling, food vouchers, and cooking classes have helped patients improve their diets and overall health. With the success of localized “food as medicine” programs, some states have begun integrating the c...

CityLab

Sophie Haigney

4 September 2018

New London, Connecticut, United States

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Led by a prestigious chef, Brigaid radically transformed how school lunches were planned, tasted, and presented in the New London, Connecticut school district. Brigaid is taking the lessons learned in New London to th...

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Hadley Barndollar

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26 August 2018

New Hampshire, United States

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NH Gleans is group of gleaners in New Hampshire working to ensure food security in their communities. The group gathers food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to local food kitchens, schools, and foo...

Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

8 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a collaboration between three nonprofits is providing 500 free lunches, both filling a gap in nonprofit service on Friday afternoons and giving those recently entered into recovery for addiction a tas...

Pacific Standard

Amy Fallon

2 July 2018

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, a new app is helping to notify shop-owners when their food approaches its expiration date. Shop-owners can then enact heavy discounts on the item, which are sold to participating non-governmental organizat...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Alfred Lubrano

21 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Franklinville, a neighborhood volunteer distributes free lunch and snacks to children in the summer, when families with students who receive lunch and breakfast at school struggle to provide with their children. "B...

Positive.News

Lucy Purdy

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20 June 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Fresh Prescription is a Detroit-based program that creates a mechanism for doctors to prescribe healthy food and fresh produce instead of medications to low-income patients, pregnant women, and people with young child...

The Guardian

Rebecca Smithers

14 May 2018

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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In the UK, a pilot of "community fridges," stocked with food from supermarkets and retailers that would otherwise be wasted for those in need to take as necessary, is being expanded through partnerships and funding fr...

Pipe Dream

Jillian Forstadt

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2 May 2018

Binghamton, New York, United States

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On the North Side of Binghamton, engaged citizens are fighting food insecurity in the wake of several chain grocery stores closing. Since for-profit developers have not followed through on promises to build new grocer...

Politico Magazine

Mark Peterson

Derek Robertson

18 December 2017

Dallas, Texas, United States

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In Dallas, where the poverty rate was only lower than in Houston and Philadelphia in 2017, nonprofits and charities are using a comprehensive approach to provide immediate relief. Local organizations like Sharing Life...

Associated Press

Rodney Muhumuza

3 December 2017

Nwoya, Uganda

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Food security due to land degradation is a growing concern in Uganda, especially in light of the massive influx of South Sudanese refugees streaming into the country and the instability of food donations to support th...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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9 November 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Food insecurity, obesity, and poor nutrition are all currently major challenges facing many US communities, particularly in the Midwest. SNAP-Ed is helping to tackle all of those issues through a program that teaches ...

PBS NewsHour

Michael D. Regan

24 September 2017

New York, New York, United States

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People living in food deserts have very limited access to healthy food, prompting 'Green Carts' (street vendors with vegetables and fruits) and other mobile markets to pop-up. Critically important to the success of th...

NHPR

Ben Henry

27 July 2017

Dover, New Hampshire, United States

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While farmers’ markets popularity has increased in the last decade, the higher prices mitigate equal access to such provisions -- and, by extension, the health benefits. As a result, non-profits and farmers' markets a...

Boulder Daily Camera

Cara Wertheimer

28 June 2017

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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For many food banks, the majority of the donations they receive are non-perishable goods, cans of food and other leftovers. Earth's Table grows produce for food banks in Boulder Colorado on privately-owned land that's...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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9 June 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Almost 16% of the population in Ohio's Richland County is food insecure. First Call 211, a collaboration between the public library and the Job and Family Services office, is working to inform people about the many fo...

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