#Food Insecurity

Lynn, MADaily Item

Mobile meal van in Lynn provides food to youth

LYNN — The YMCA of Metro North is providing quality food to kids in Lynn this summer with the launch of their brand-new Y on the Fly Mobile Meal Van at the Demakes Family YMCA. The summer mobile meals program began on July 14 and runs through September. Led by...
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Congress & CourtsTroy Record

Gillibrand announces SNAP benefits

WASHINGTON — As many as 290,000 New York college students, and almost 4 million nationwide, would become newly eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits under the Enhance Access to SNAP (EATS) Act of 2021 recently announced by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Ahead of the 2021-2022 school year, Gillibrand,...
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Community Impact Austin

Downtown Austin community food forest expansion to move forward with city backing

Planning for a 3-acre expansion to downtown Austin’s Festival Beach Food Forest will continue with city participation through this summer and fall. City Council on July 29 passed a resolution sponsored by District 3 Council Member Pio Renteria directing City Manager Spencer Cronk to implement the food forest’s expansion plan and update council by Nov. 1. The food forest concept was established through the 2014 passage of the Holly Shores Master Plan, and in the years since the urban community garden has grown to house a variety of plants providing fruits, vegetables and herbs for local residents and organizations.
Boston, MAcommonwealthmagazine.org

Pasta shop rethinks its role in the community

OVER THE PAST YEAR and a half, we all have been focused on a singular mission: survival. Now, as restrictions lift and we begin to venture out, we turn to a new mission of recovery. How we adapt and bounce back stronger and more resilient is a question all of us are facing, and that includes our small businesses.
AgricultureThe Conversation

Research and development are key to resilient food systems in Africa

What will it take to build sustainable, resilient food systems in African countries? This was among the questions considered at the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit in late July. The summit, the first of its kind in this century, aims to identify bold, innovative actions, with measurable outcomes. These actions are needed to achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals in what the UN has dubbed the “Decade of Action”.
Golden Valley, MNccxmedia.org

PRISM Celebrates 50 Years in Golden Valley

PRISM is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Golden Valley nonprofit began in 1970 as a small collective effort of concerned citizens to address the needs of the local community. What began as informal potlucks has grown into an innovative food shelf and thriving thrift shop in addition to other social efforts.

Adding one gene to rice and potatoes increased yields by 50%

By inserting a gene found in humans and animals into potato and rice plants, an international team of scientists increased the amount of food they grew by 50% in real world tests — and it also boosted photosynthesis and made them more resistant to drought. “The change really is dramatic,”...
Manassas, VAprincewilliamliving.com

Three Monkeys Pub & Chophouse Serves Community Love and Great Food

What do you get when you take homemade cinnamon rolls, mix them with a church, and add an all-day happy hour and American comfort food?. Well, maybe a big mess in theory. But in reality, these factors are what make Three Monkeys Pub and Chophouse in Manassas the perfect blend of dining, community hang out and great food.
Lucas County, OHToledo Blade

You will get healthier in Toledo

The struggle to make Lucas County a healthier place faces many obstacles, so it wasn’t a surprise that our region did not fare well in a recent national survey of healthy communities. For its “healthiest communities” report, U.S. News & World Report partnered with Aetna Foundation to survey 3,000 counties,...
Bucks County, PAtimespub.com

Carversville Farm Foundation commits to donating 50,000 pounds of organic food to Bucks County families in need

Carversville Farm Foundation (CFF) has committed to donating 50,000 pounds of organic vegetables to low-income residents through the Bucks County Opportunity Council this year. Amidst rising poverty, the commitment will provide the County’s hungry households with essential healthful foods. CFF, a non-profit farm that grows organic harvests specifically to donate...
Asheville, NCMountain Xpress

Letter: Seeking justice and connection around food

My name is Zella, and I’m a recent graduate of the Warren Wilson social work program, a former Sonic employee and a first-generation college student. After graduation, I will move on to a higher-paying job after spending six months working in fast food during a global pandemic. For many of my friends, this is a long-term reality.