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The GroundTruth Project

Sam Ogozalek

10 September 2020

Bluffton, South Carolina, United States

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A new initiative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is helping connect farmers with those who are facing food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. The program, known as Farmers to Families, allocates monet...

The Boston Globe

Lisa Zwirn

8 September 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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After Boston Public Schools closed in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, about 70 volunteers tended schoolyard gardens at 14 schools to grow food for local families experiencing economic hardship. While students ...

Yes! Magazine

Marianne Dhenin

8 September 2020

Beirut, Lebanon

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Volunteer-run organizations are helping those facing food insecurity throughout Beirut by preparing and delivery food on a daily basis. Although the food system in the country remains heavily strained, the grassroots ...

The Daily Yonder

Meg McIntyre

8 September 2020

Brattleboro, Vermont, United States

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A food-relief initiative in Brattleboro, Vermont is helping connect people facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic with free meals that are provided by local restaurants. The initiative – which also requir...

Bitterroot

Virginia Gewin

28 August 2020

Garibaldi, Oregon, United States

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The international seafood supply chain was disrupted in the wake of the pandemic but small fisheries in the northwest have tapped into new local markets. The fisheries, which generally depend on exporting seafood inte...

Montana Free Press

Emily Stifler Wolfe

21 August 2020

Ronan, Montana, United States

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By collaborating with other businesses, nonprofits, and institutions, food processing enterprises in Montana are expanding the local supply chain to keep food in the state. The Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center ...

The TRiiBE

Jessie Roti

19 August 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago-based grocery delivery services are alleviating the hardship faced by those who live in food deserts. Black and brown communities with limited access to groceries were hit especially hard during COVID-19, when...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Courtney Duchene

13 August 2020

Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States

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A former costume designer and a farmer in Pennsylvania are partnering together to grow flax to produce their own linen. Since the fashion and textiles industries produce a lot of waste, the duo are reviving the crop t...

Civil Eats

Andy Hirschfeld

13 August 2020

United States

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Produce prescription programs across the United States are seeing a resurgence in activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs provide healthy foods at a subsidized price to patients with chronic health issue...

Montana Free Press

Emily Stifler Wolfe

5 August 2020

Montana, United States

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Federal funding helped local food producers expand their operations to include processing plants which enables farmers to meet the demand of Montanans who sought an alternative to the empty grocery store shelves. The ...

FoodPrint

Lela Nargi

23 July 2020

United States

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The ability of community gardens to supply healthy food to those who might not have their basic needs met has grown in importance as coronavirus continues to spread across the United States. For example, the New Roots...

LAist

Lillian Kalish

23 July 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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To ensure that Black communities have access to healthy food, three people in Los Angeles are taking different approaches to promote food security and food sovereignty. As part of Feed Black Futures, Ali Anderson pack...

The New York Times

Rachel Wharton

23 July 2020

New York, New York, United States

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For environmental organization GrowNYC, their one-acre teaching farm on Governor’s Island became a victory garden for New Yorkers who aren’t having their basic needs met during the COVID-19 pandemic. While future land...

The Seattle Times

Scott Hanson

21 July 2020

Washington, United States

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When the economy came to a sudden halt with the onset of a global pandemic, farmers were left with produce meant for the restaurant industry while families who lost incomes struggled to put food on their tables. For o...

Life & Thyme

Annelise Jolley

21 July 2020

Michigan, United States

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Food bartering helps families during times of food insecurity, which is often exacerbated by crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Families with lower incomes have bartered for food for a long time but the pandemic ha...

Wall Street Journal

David Luhnow

Juan Montes

25 June 2020

Mexico City, Mexico

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In New Mexico, the world’s largest wholesale food market managed to contain the spread of Covid-19 by taking an aggressive, early intervention course of action that included widespread testing, contact tracing and iso...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Sarah Brown

25 June 2020

Billings, Montana, United States

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As the traditional food supply chain is upended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local food systems in Montana are connecting farmers and ranchers with buyers. The Yellowstone Valley Food Hub, a cooperative that started ...

edibleWOW

Kate Roff

Special Edition 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, small farmers in Michigan are coming up with different business models in order to get their produce into consumers’ hands. Fisheye Farms in Detroit created a community-supported agricult...

NPR

Patrícia Monteiro

24 May 2020

Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rafael Duckur, an organic food producer in Brazil, started Pertim, a network of farmers working to help families in neighborhoods who can’t meet their basic needs. The group buys food lik...

Yes! Magazine

Stephanie Hiller

21 May 2020

California, United States

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To help small farmers stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, some organizations in California are aiding in their transition to community supported agriculture, or CSA, models that directly connect farmers to consu...

KQED

Deepa Fernandes

17 May 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Community Services Unlimited (CSU) is a local organization in Southern California that is helping to increase access to healthy foods for families all year round, but especially now during the Covid-19 pandemic. Unlik...

Grady Newsource

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 ...

LAist

Carla Javier

Chava Sanchez

28 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Since closing schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Unified School District has been working to create an efficient and manageable food distribution program for students who rely on school meals. Al...

BBC

Dina Newman

21 April 2020

Paris, France

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The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated challenges in food supply at an international scale, and one way to make food more accessible is to grow it locally. From hydroponics and aeroponics, where plants are grown in the...

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...

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