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    Community Garden to Expand Access to Healthy Food

    ​DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A community project is working to expand access to healthy food for underserved families in Daytona Beach.  What You Need To Know Derbyshire Place Community garden to expand The goal is to end food insecurity in the area The garden provides underserved families with access to fruits and vegetables It’s an effort to end so-called “food deserts,” where food like fruits and vegetables aren’t readily available. Natasha Bland and her children Miles and Malia frequent their plot in the Derbyshire Place Community garden, planting all kinds of fruits and veggies. Monday morning, they chose Swiss Chard.  

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    Boston teen’s community fridge opens up in Mattapan

    If you’re looking for a way to help or be helped with a lot more home cooking than red tape, Nikkia Jean-Charles has the spot for you. The teenager’s push to put up a “community fridge” on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan came to fruition a week ago when neighborhood activists began stocking food into the roadside refrigerator for people in need. “At the end of the day, we just want people in our community healthy,” Jean-Charles told the Herald, saying that’s particularly needed amid the pandemic and around the holidays. “We don’t have enough resources in our community without  

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    Community farming brings produce to the table in US food deserts

    Phoenix Bruce Babcock only has to walk across the street from his house in a residential neighborhood to get to the 10-acre patch of farmland where he labors to help feed his community. As a community garden coordinator, Mr. Babcock works with volunteer growers and food enthusiasts to provide enough freshly grown produce every week for hundreds of low-income Phoenix residents without access to much nutritional food. The Spaces of Opportunity neighborhood food system is among several initiatives launched in Phoenix in recent years, following other United States communities like Chicago, Detroit, and Oakland, California, where urban gardens aim to  

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    Non-profit opens community garden to help feed low income people

    Zakariyah Hill of The Supply Hive said a community garden is meant to teach people how to eat healthier and help reduce their food instability. DES MOINES, Iowa — A local nonprofit, The Supply Hive, is looking to make healthy food accessible to more low-income people in the Des Moines metro.  Their goal of making this a reality is by growing the food in a community garden.  Though the ground may be covered by snow right now, that is not stopping co-founder Zakariyah Hill from planning what produce to grow in the community garden attached to the Edna Griffin  

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    Healthy food can be as close as your backyard or community | News

    While access to healthy foods might be scarce or expensive, one fun solution is to grow the foods in your backyard, or participate in a community garden. Kathleen Skott-Myhre is a psychology professor at the University of West Georgia. Through her career, she has worked with homeless youth, opening her eyes to how food deserts disproportionately impact minors. Skott-Myhre has also worked with a food insecurity group on the campus of UWG, including helping to create a food pantry on campus and a community garden. She also happens to be a gardener by hobby, and during a discussion on food  

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    Cooking up community support | Arts And Culture

    PITTSFIELD — The novel coronavirus pandemic lockdown this spring found many people in their kitchens, perfecting their bread techniques (sourdough starter and bread especially); cooking three meals a day for their constantly-at-home families, and even procrastibaking — baking to avoid doing something else, such as working from home. For Pittsfield native Amanda Rae Busch, now of Aspen, Colo., being home during the lockdown also meant being in the kitchen — testing around 100 recipes for inclusion in a cookbook, “The Aspen Cookbook,” being compiled by the Young Professionals Network Aspen/Aspen Board of Realtors as a fundraiser for restaurants in the  

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    A Garden In Minneapolis Helps A Community Grow Its Way To Health : Shots

    Princess Haley, co-founder of a group called Appetite for Change, picks an artichoke to go into supply boxes of fresh produce. The group’s mission is to improve the diet of families in Minneapolis. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption toggle caption Yuki Noguchi/NPR Princess Haley, co-founder of a group called Appetite for Change, picks an artichoke to go into supply boxes of fresh produce. The group’s mission is to improve the diet of families in Minneapolis. Yuki Noguchi/NPR When police killed George Floyd outside a Minneapolis corner store, it reminded the world that racism can become lethal. But just a few miles  

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    Community Health Foundation donation aids local pantries with refrigerators

    “We have two purposes: A clinical side and outreach and this fits what we do,” she said. “The coalition reached out to us to improve the health and welfare in our community. The need was obvious. Many people have lost jobs due to the pandemic.” A requirement was the units had to be professional-grade. Rogers said that is due to many pantry users having transportation issues and this helps keep the food fresher for longer. “We’re doing what we can to help our neighbors,” Rogers said. ExploreNew Winans location in Springfield opens Creating Healthy Communities is managing the units,  

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    Simple, healthy recipes to stretch your food dollars | Faith & Community

    A: It varies based on a few factors. We’ve sometimes seen waves of food pantry use that trend in interesting directions with the rapid changes in federal food benefits. While some pantries have seen sharp increases in overall numbers and/or frequency of people using their services, others have noted fluctuations they attribute to the changing federal food programs. Some banks and pantries have more established donors, some have struggled to fill gaps where their usual volunteer base, seniors, has declined out of caution about exposure to the virus. Since the pandemic began, the whole universe that is food production, supply  

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    West Town Nonprofit Brings Community Together for Donation of 700 Thanksgiving Meals | Chicago News

    Families pick up Thanksgiving meal boxes and coats for their children at West Town nonprofit Northwestern Settlement on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Ariel Parrella-Aureli / WTTW News) Bundled up in a long blue coat, brown hat and a red-and-blue mask, Irma Ruiz-Carabez greeted all of her friends standing in line to get a free Thanksgiving meal and a warm coat outside of longtime West Town nonprofit Northwestern Settlement. In English and Spanish, Ruiz-Carabez said hello to new and familiar faces, some of whom she hasn’t seen since the start of the pandemic, which has brought her community almost to  

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