#Food Insecurity

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The Hidden Form of Racism That No One Is Talking About: How the Food Industry Perpetuates Social Injustice on the Most Vulnerable

Could it also be that the reason for the disproportionate burden, hospitalization and death from COVID-19 on African American and Hispanic populations is that these communities often live in food deserts and food swamps, survive on Supplement Nutrition Assistance Plan (SNAP or food stamps), which provides much assistance but little nutrition. Seventy five percent of the SNAP benefits are used for ultra-processed food and ten percent for soda (or about $7 billion a year).
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Governor Cuomo Announces $2.2 Billion in Food Assistance for School Children in New York State

Second Round of Pandemic EBT will Provide Food Benefits to Remote and Hybrid Learners. Aid to Help 2.5 Million Children Enrolled in the National School Lunch Program. ALBANY, NY — June 14, 2021 — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an estimated $2.2 billion in federal food assistance for children in New York State that were unable to access free school meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Administered by the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program will provide eligible students $132 in food benefits for each month they fully participated in remote learning and $82 in food benefits for each month they participated in hybrid learning during the 2020-21 school year.
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Gloucester, MAWicked Local

Open Door receives Cummings Foundation grant

The Open Door is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation's $25 Million Grant Program. The Open Door will receive $500,000 over 10 years at a disbursement rate of $50,000 per year. The Gloucester-based organization serving 10 communities in the North Shore was chosen from a total of 590 applicants during a competitive review process.
WorldMarietta Daily Journal

Haiti already had a child hunger problem. Now COVID and gang clashes are making it worse

Even without a global pandemic, Haiti's children faced a hunger crisis. Now it's getting worse. COVID-19, an economy already in free fall, droughts and intense tropical storms, gang violence and chronic instability are not only raising levels of hunger in Haiti but leading to increased levels of severe child malnutrition, the head of the United Nations' leading child advocacy group in the Caribbean nation has warned.
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WashingtonExaminer

Vegan food company touting social justice lays off workers without notice

A vegan food manufacturer that uses socialist-inspired branding laid off all its production employees without warning or severance. No Evil Foods, which is based in North Carolina and claims that it uses “food as a force for good,” announced the layoffs to workers on Friday. Employees expressed anger and shouted, “Screw all of y’all” and “f*** you!” after Drew Pollick, the head of human resources, told them that the company will not be paying them past Friday, according to audio obtained by HuffPost.
RestaurantsThrillist

First Look: Eleven Madison Park Debuts Its Vegan Menu

The notable fine-dining restaurant by chef Daniel Humm reopened with a plant-based menu. When Eleven Madison Park first announced it was going fully vegan back in early May, New Yorkers wondered how the legendary restaurant would translate its swanky tasting menu into strictly plant-based fare—and remain worthy of its $300+ price tag.
Kent, WAkentreporter.com

Kent Rotary helps procure equipment to fight food insecurity

Kent Rotary procured more than $27,000 worth of equipment to donate to programs that help fight food insecurity. The funds were used to purchase commercial refrigerators and freezer storage units and food delivery supplies for Apartment Life/We Love Kent, Kent Food Bank, King of Kings Lutheran Church, The Storehouse in Covington, Kent Covenant Church and Kingdom Gathering, according to a June 13 Kent Rotary press release.
Louisville, KYspectrumnews1.com

Community grocery hosts pop-ups while seeking permanent home

Louisville, Ky. — Food insecurity in Louisville is felt disproportionately in west and central neighborhoods, where the scarcity of grocery stores can prevent easy access to nutritional food. In 2015, a group of people started a food co-op called the Louisville Community Grocery, intent on changing the landscape in what...
California Statemsn.com

Cashier fatally shot after argument over face masks in Georgia; California offering vacation giveaways for vaccinated: Live COVID-19 updates

Although new COVID-19 cases are declining across most of the nation, eight states are seeing increases – and seven of those have below-average vaccination rates, new data reveals. Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Missouri, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Wyoming have seen their seven-day rolling averages for infection rates rise from two weeks...
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