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    Nonprofit grocery store opens in Northwest Jacksonville

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A new grocery store has opened in Northwest Jacksonville to make sure families have access to fresh, healthy food options. Overflow Health Alliance opened Making Ends Meat this month along Moncrief Road. “Research shows that for over 25 years, there has not been a food place for people in this community so tossing it around, they were like ‘Well, we’re going to do something about that,’ explained Howard King-Lafayette, manager of the grocery store. “It took a little while but we are here now and we are here to stay.” King-Lafayette said members of the organization can  

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    Millennial dietitian launches FareMeals.com as nonprofit offering families free tools and programming focused on healthy and affordable meal solutions

    Fare Meals’ program offerings will kick off with its first webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Tweet this Fare Meals‘ program offerings will kick off with its first webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021. The free webinar titled ‘Healthy & Affordable Shopping Lists‘ will focus on prioritizing healthy food on a budget. It will be moderated by award-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo. Prior to launching Fare Meals, Kestenbaum helped create healthy school food guides for other nonprofit organizations in the New York City area. Kestenbaum holds a M.A. in Nutrition & Dietetics from New York University 

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    Charlotte nonprofit helping others get fresh, healthy food

    A Charlotte nonprofit is working with area farmers and grocery stores to get much needed fresh produce into neighborhoods where people can’t easily get to stores. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Almost 75,000 people can’t easily get to a grocery store in Charlotte, and that number grows daily as more people lose their jobs and their homes. In response, a Charlotte nonprofit is changing the way they operate to try to get fresh and healthy food to as many people as possible. The trick is getting it to the people who need it the most — many have no access to public  

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    AHA News: To Battle Food Inequity, a Nonprofit Helps Neighbors Eat Healthy | Health News

    By American Heart Association News, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — When Bria Hutson was growing up in East Oakland, California, she had a routine. Every day after school, she and her friends would stop at a corner store and load up on chips, sodas and other junk food. The nearest grocery store was miles away and her mom didn’t drive. Everyone around her ate fast food regularly, and when it came to fruit and vegetables, her exposure was limited to iceberg lettuce, apples and other basic fruit and vegetables sold in the local  

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    To battle food inequity, a nonprofit helps neighbors eat healthy

    When Bria Hutson was growing up in East Oakland, California, she had a routine. Every day after school, she and her friends would stop at a corner store and load up on chips, sodas and other junk food. The nearest grocery store was miles away and her mom didn’t drive. Everyone around her ate fast food regularly, and when it came to fruit and vegetables, her exposure was limited to iceberg lettuce, apples and other basic fruit and vegetables sold in the local bodegas. But when Hutson’s son was born in 2012, she knew she needed to change her unhealthy  

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    Nonprofit Mines Restaurants, Grocers for Food Help

    CLEARWATER, Fla. — As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. But in this case, that “trash” could be a Christmas miracle for some families. What You Need To Know Women collect food that would be thrown away by restaurants, grocers They make sure the food is distributed to people who need it Heather Brooke, her husband get food from more than 650 establishments monthly Volunteers looking for permanent place to use for storage, cooking “Everybody has to eat, and I don’t care what they’ve done wrong in their life,” A Space for Sharing volunteer TC Campisi  

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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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    Jen Nation: National City nonprofit rises to the occasion

    We can say a lot of things about 2020, and most of them probably aren’t very positive. I’ve spent a great deal of time searching for silver linings amid a year of uncertainty, civil unrest, social injustices and blatant health inequity. However, I’ve discovered it isn’t hard to find things to be thankful for if you look in the right spots. And I am most thankful that I found so many silver linings through witnessing the resiliency of a community. As an executive director of a nonprofit in National City, one of the hardest-hit communities both from the COVID-19 pandemic  

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    Nonprofit physicians group supports ‘beans over beef’ in Nebraska | Food and Cooking

    The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit, has worked through 12,000 doctors and other health practitioners nationwide to emphasize prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancer with plant-based diets. It also has worked 35 years to search for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and for more effective scientific methods. Its research views prompted criticism in the 1990s from the American Medical Association, although the committee’s leader, Dr. Neal Barnard, has said those disagreements with the AMA are in the past. Cities outside Lincoln and Omaha can enact mask  

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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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