#Food Security

Hungry to Help

Hunger is a nationwide epidemic that does not appear to be going away, no matter how developed the country becomes. The USDA estimates that 10.2% of U.S. households were food insecure throughout 2021—that’s 13.5 million households. More than 650,000 in New Jersey face hunger every day. Approximately 175,000 of them are children. In Morris County, the food insecurity rate is 5.8%, which is 28,610 people.
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Health equity, vaccines, food insecurity among goals for Cape's human rights coordinator

BARNSTABLE — Whether it's in a remote mountain village in the Dominican Republic or a Latinx neighborhood in Chelsea or the communities of Cape Cod, Leslie Dominguez-Santos said you can always find people dedicated to human rights.  "People around the world fight really hard for human rights," said Dominguez-Santos, human rights coordinator for the Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission. "And we have those kinds of people right here on the Cape." ...
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Riverdale set to host first-ever Restaurant Week

NEW YORK - Riverdale is an oft-forgotten neighborhood in the Bronx, but it is set to host its first-ever Restaurant Week to make sure it stays on the minds and lips of all who visit. For Chef Moises Lopes, one of the founders of Tobala' restaurant on Riverdale Avenue, it's...
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Recovery programs seek to solve food waste – and insecurity – in Wisconsin

Driving a university-owned van, University of Wisconsin-Madison student Morgan Barlin traverses the campus, making stops at three dining halls on a spring afternoon. At each stop, Barlin is met by kitchen staff who present her with various leftover foods, from sweet potatoes to breakfast omelets. These foods, which would have otherwise been thrown away, will be redistributed to students at no cost.

Interior Department to launch ‘Indigenous food hubs’

The Department of the Interior announced Sept. 27 that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) would create “Indigenous food hubs” for BIE-operated schools and BIA-operated detention centers. According to a news release, the goal is to help source Indigenous foods, provide culturally...