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Grady Newsource

Kate Ross

22 October 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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A community refrigerator full of free food in Athens, Georgia is a local solution to food insecurity in the area. The fridge stays stocked up through donations from locals and businesses who want to help their neighbo...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Grace Dickinson

8 August 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Community refrigerators have been installed and stocked in parts of Philadelphia to alleviate food insecurity. Finding an ideal location requires knowing the needs of a community as well as its capacity to keep refrig...

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...

Naples Daily News

Sarah Murphy

20 July 2020

Immokalee, Florida, United States

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When the coronavirus threatened the economic well-being and health of the immigrant farmworkers in Florida's agricultural hub in Collier County, faith-based organizations that could no longer serve free hot meals pivo...

The Beacon Today

Morgan Therrien

2 July 2020

Jupiter, Florida, United States

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Diabetics require fresh food and produce to maintain their health, but doing so has become difficult during the pandemic, especially for people who are immunocomprised and therefore unable to frequently venture out to...

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Brianna Baker

1 July 2020

Trenton, New Jersey, United States

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Isles, Inc. provides plants, seeds, and support to over 70 community gardens in Trenton, 20 of which belong to schools. In a city where many residents experience food insecurity, Isles also maps food-assets and food d...

U.S. News & World Report

Gaby Galvin

29 June 2020

Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States

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Food banks and relief groups in Minnesota are delivering food to rural and suburban communities as food insecurity rises across the state. Suburban poverty presents unique challenges because communities are spread out...

BBC

Soutik Biswas

23 June 2020

Mumbai, India

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In Mumbai’s famous Dharavi slum, the impracticality of social distancing has been overcome with an intensive community response to bring an earlier COVID-19 outbreak under control through the use of “fever camps” and ...

The Cap Times

Steven Elbow

4 June 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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In Dane Country, Wisconsin "a collective of advocacy, economic, educational, and health-care groups" are working together to connect undocumented immigrant families – who are not eligible for federal aid – with social...

Montana Free Press

Johnathan Hettinger

14 May 2020

Montana, United States

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Farmers and ranchers across Montana are finding ways to share their products locally during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen livestock prices fall and food banks face higher demand. While some agricultural produc...

Civil Eats

Lynne Curry

14 May 2020

United States

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Supply chains have been disrupted with the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, and farmers are suffering from a lack of buying customers. Meanwhile, food banks are in dire straits as more and more people...

Yes! Magazine

Alison Stine

8 May 2020

Ohio, United States

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Counties in Appalachia are meeting increased food assistance needs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In some school districts, bus drivers continue their routes delivering free meals - and a familiar face - to any family ...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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