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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...

Green Philly

Siani Colon

8 April 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students at Temple University are using their unused meal "swipes"--or prepaid dining hall entries--to help buy food for those in need in Philadelphia. The organization Swipes for Philadelphia now has expanded their i...

Route Fifty

Kate Elizabeth Queram

28 March 2019

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pittsburgh-based nonprofit 412 Food Rescue is saving food from landfills and feeding those in need by getting produce, with minor bruises or almost past sell-by dates, into the hands of food insecure people. The organ...

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Ben Paynter

22 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In response to the government shutdown in December 2018, the Robin Hood Foundation pieced together a food-aid puzzle to provide food for low-income families that weren't receiving their monthly SNAP benefits. By re-st...

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Tanzina Vega

17 January 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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During the government shutdown, federal workers went unpaid for weeks, struggling at times to access money, food, and legal services. To fill the gaps, communities stepped in. In Phoenix, Arizona, community members cr...

Politico Magazine

Rebecca Beitsch

20 December 2018

New York City, New York, United States

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A small nonprofit in New York City called Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is tackling the staggering 40% of food that is wasted in the United States by collecting and redistributing excess food from restaurants to she...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jen Zettel

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20 November 2018

Seymour, Wisconsin, United States

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Organizations across Wisconsin work in tandem to combat widespread hunger using a combination of fundraising, nonprofit supply, and low cost food delivery services. While organizations use different methods to accompl...

Curbed Seattle

Hallie Golden

8 October 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The White Center Food Bank has transformed its storage space to mimic a normal grocery store setup, complete with shopping carts, volunteer baggers, and stocked shelves. This has made all the difference for some of th...

The Guardian

Aditya Chakrabortty

15 August 2018

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

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A social enterprise in England is tackling the issue of so-called holiday hunger for children who go days without full meals during breaks from school. Named Can Cook, this organization makes over 37,000 meals around ...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Alfred Lubrano

11 August 2018

Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States

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For low-income people living in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, the Honey Brook Food Pantry does more than provide food aid; it's also a hub to get assistance applying for food stamps, and perhaps most uniquely, a place to...

News Deeply

Amy Fallon

27 June 2018

Abuja, Nigeria

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After realizing the rate that which food gets thrown away at grocery stores due to approaching expiration dates, one man in Nigeria decided to do something about it. Oscar Ekponimo created a web-based app that lets gr...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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11 June 2018

Paris, France

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Paris has become a leader in reducing food waste by passing legislation that requires large grocery stores to donate leftover food or compost it. Since 2016, this measure has saved over 10 million meals a year. In Phi...

The Guardian

Rachel Obordo

7 June 2018

Orange, Connecticut, United States

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Urban gardens are helping increase access to fresh produce in Connecticut and Dallas. The program in Orange, Connecticut is unique because not only does the urban garden provide fresh produce to local food banks, but ...

UO Journalism and Communication

Bryana Sena

7 June 2018

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Composting reduces the waste that fill landfills, but it's not always a common practice. Food For Lane County and Compost Crew are two operations in Oregon that are working to change this through local control operati...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Alfred Lubrano

5 June 2018

Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Chester County, Pennsylvania where the land is said to be the most nutrient-rich in the country, the average household income is $90,000, yet poverty rates are increasing. To offer a solution to the food insecurity...

Michigan Radio

Cynthia Canty

29 May 2018

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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To help its homeless students succeed, Michigan's Kalamazoo school district is using a comprehensive set of services meant to help homeless students achieve academically. Some of those services include free transporta...

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Ammar Ebrahim

Dougal Shaw

28 May 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Technology can help reduce food waste. Olio and Winnow are two examples. Olio is an app that allows people to easily exchange extra or unwanted food for free. Winnow is a smart trash can that calculates the cost of wa...

The Christian Science Monitor

Mary Esch

18 April 2018

Schenectady, New York, United States

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As more low-income students and single parents enter two and four year colleges, over 570 campuses across the United States have responded by opening food pantries to fill the gap between food stamps and dining halls....

Yes! Magazine

Sammi-Jo Lee

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18 January 2018

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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The Transplanting Tradition Community Farm, based outside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has given ethnic Karen, Chin, and Burmese immigrants families space to grow and sell food, as well as receive trainings and oth...

The Christian Science Monitor

Story Hinckley

3 January 2018

France

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Around the world, "1.3 billion metric tons, or one-third of all the food produced, is thrown away.” France is tackling the issue, by becoming the first country to make it illegal for grocery stores to throw away unuse...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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13 November 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Food insecurity across the heartland can be improved through the many solutions and advice provided in this article. Community gardens, cooking demonstrations, food pantries and food delivery are just a few examples.

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Jem Collins

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17 October 2017

London, England, United Kingdom

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An organization named FEAST! in London offers a high-quality meal once a week in a homeless shelter using excess food from supermarkets. Not only does this tackle the issue of food waste, but it also aims to fill in t...

Yes! Magazine

Sammi-Jo Lee

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26 September 2017

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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In the United States, one in seven people are food insecure, and in Tucson, the number is even higher. Food banks increasingly find that their roles are not simply to distribute food, but to create sustainable change ...

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