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Richmond Confidential

Cameron Nielsen

5 November 2020

Richmond, California, United States

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Urban Tilth, an urban farm in California, is providing food directly to communities in need and upending the traditional food supply chain so they can help people access healthy and sustainably-grown food. They have b...

Next City

Claire Marie Porter

21 October 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A community-based seafood program called Fiishadelphia is the first community supported fishery run by high-school students in the city. They offer locally harvested and affordable seafood to a diverse customer base w...

KXAN-TV

Stassy Olmos

12 October 2020

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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The Dream Center is providing a free schoolroom in Nashville for the children of single parents to stay on track for school. The nonprofit, which is run and staffed by volunteers, provides free meals to 32 students th...

Planet Detroit

Anna Clark

6 October 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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When the lockdown first began, Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) alleviated food insecurity by providing 18,000 meals and learning packets weekly to children as well as any Detroiter in need. Now studen...

The Chicago Reader

Adam M. Rhodes

2 October 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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For several years, the Urban Growers Collective in Illinois has been helping to bring and distribute healthy food to underresourced communities throughout Chicago by operating eight urban farms, but efforts have incre...

New Mexico In Depth

Elizabeth M. Miller

28 September 2020

Villanueva, New Mexico, United States

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations and government agencies are connecting farmers with people in need by making fruits and vegetables more affordable or even free. For example, Bueno Para Todos, a small farm ...

New Mexico In Depth

Elizabeth M. Miller

28 September 2020

United States

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Administrators at Mora Independent School District have discovered that the best way to help keep their students fed during the coronavirus pandemic is to offer as many flexible options as possible. The schools have m...

Inside Higher Ed

Madeline St. Amour

10 September 2020

Norwalk, California, United States

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Community college administrations across the U.S. are helping students continue their education during the pandemic by helping them address basic needs. Cerritos College in Norwalk, California has given away 300 free ...

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 ...

NPR

Fran Kritz

2 September 2020

Warsaw, Poland

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In the 1940s, typhus spread throughout the community living within the Warsaw ghetto, but cases dramatically decreased in the winter of 1941. While some researchers remain unsure why, others point towards a change in ...

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 ...

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...

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...

Mission Local

Lydia Chavez

10 July 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Latino Task Force emerged in response to Covid-19 and has effectively provided services to the Mission District’s Latinx community. Formed by longtime grassroots activists turned influential community leaders, the...

Kensington Voice

Solmaira Valerio

7 July 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Step Up to the Plate is a collaborative effort of local organizations that began as a way to help those experiencing food insecurity due to Covid-19. Three outdoor sites have expanded to provide free meals, mental hea...

The Economist

The Economist

2 July 2020

Vietnam

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“Rice ATMs” allow people in need to withdraw free rice each week and are popular throughout Vietnam. Created by private companies, the ATMs are now sustained by private donations in a country that hasn’t developed a l...

DigBoston

Keiko Hiromi

29 June 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Restaurants and labor unions have formed a partnership through Project Restore Us, or PRU, to benefit union members as well as restaurants during the pandemic. Restaurants utilize their access to discounted, bulk groc...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

26 June 2020

United States

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The Sikh community’s long tradition of feeding those in need through volunteer-run community kitchens called langar was primed to provide COVID-19 food aid, which many gurdwaras (Sikh places of worship) did through ac...

The TRiiBE

Matt Harvey

17 June 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Many organizations are holding food drives, providing hot meals, and delivering essential items like groceries and diapers to children and their communities in underserved Chicago neighborhoods. Based on a tradition o...

The New York Times

Priya Krishna

8 June 2020

New York, United States

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Feeding those in need and helping one's community are traditions of the Sikh faith that date back centuries, but they are now benefiting neighborhoods across America where Sikh houses of worship, Gurdwaras, are churni...

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...

Boise State Public Radio (KBSX)

Amanda Peacher

2 June 2020

United States

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has effectively responded to the Covid-19 crisis by quickly helping existing programs provide food aid to families. School lunch programs rapidly moved from providing hot food...

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...

KQED

Deepa Fernandes

17 May 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

Radio

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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...

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Kristi Eaton

11 May 2020

United States

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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, groups of women around the world have started mutual aid initiatives such as coordinating volunteers to help immuno-compromised residents get groceries and other essential goods a...

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