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Fierce for Black Women

Connie Green Freightman

12 November 2020

Mississippi, United States

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Across Mississippi and Georgia, mutual aid groups have formed and existing groups have expanded to address increased racial inequities in the health care system during the coronavirus pandemic. Several of the groups a...

KXAN-TV

Jackie Kingston

9 November 2020

Amarillo, Texas, United States

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An estimated one-in-three students in the Texas Panhandle is experiencing food insecurity. In Amarillo, Texas, a local food bank, and two school districts are feeding students. “Between Amarillo and Canyon school dist...

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...

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

New Mexico, United States

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Mutual aid groups in New Mexico are packing and delivering groceries and other staples to New Mexicans in need during the pandemic who have not been adequately served by existing social safety nets. Groups like Albuqu...

New Mexico In Depth

Elizabeth 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...

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 ...

Enlace Latino

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Andrea Patiño Contreras

24 September 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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A group of health professionals known as Latinx Advocacy Team & Interdisciplinary Network for COVID-19, or LATIN-19, is helping to bring coronavirus-specific health care access to North Carolina's Latino community. Be...

Planet Detroit

Dorothy Hernandez

24 September 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic caused restaurants to close their doors due to safety and health concerns, some Detroit restaurant owners pivoted their businesses into food delivery services and community grocery store ...

KOIN-TV

Dan Tilkin

18 September 2020

Beaverton, Oregon, United States

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A school district in Oregon took a multi-pronged approach to serving students their school lunches during the pandemic. Some of those things include curbside pickup, using buses to deliver food, and packing more than...

Hothouse Solutions

Thomas McMullan

14 September 2020

London, United Kingdom

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At St George the Martyr church in London, an initiative to offer food to people that would otherwise have been wasted is taking on new meaning due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “community fridge” starte...

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...

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 ...

Chalkbeat

Yana Kunichoff

8 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, teachers across the city created mutual aid groups to help students and their families pay rent, buy groceries, or cover medical bills. By using their existing networks, social media, and apps like Venmo, ...

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...

The New York Times

Richard Schiffman

1 September 2020

Culver City, California, United States

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High school and college-age volunteers in Culver City, California are playing a significant role in the creation of a food-distribution system that aims to help their neighbors who have been financially impacted by th...

Governing

Carl Smith

31 August 2020

California, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic drastically reduced the ridership of the Monterey-Salinas Transit District, so the system shifted services to help the mostly rural community it serves. Despite cash-flow problems, unused driv...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Ben Levine

27 August 2020

Pennsylvania, United States

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Using AI technology, home address data, and algorithms, the Metro21 Institute at Carnegie Mellon was able to find the best school bus routes to deliver school meals to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The soluti...

Crosscut

Agueda Pacheco Flores

19 August 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Alimentando el Pueblo (Feeding el Pueblo) is a pop-up food bank, started because of Covid-19, that stocks the food staples of Latinx dishes. There is a Mexican, a Central American, and a Caribbean box to choose from a...

The Boston Globe

Janelle Nanos

15 August 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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In Massachusetts, a local health care institution has teamed up with a handful of community-based organizations to help those who are facing food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. The program includes screen...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

14 August 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Comal Heritage Food Incubator trains immigrant and refugee women to start their own businesses in the food industry. Comal offers coaching, financial support, and connections to social services. It also pays trainees,...

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...

The Guardian

Frida Garza

10 August 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Community refrigerators full of free food for anyone in need have popped up in the New York metro area. "Fridge keepers" help keep the fridges stocked either personally or through the help of locals and restaurants wh...

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