Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

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House Farm Bill Denies Food Assistance to Families
In a CLASP study, House and Senate conferees are now meeting to try to reconcile the differences between the Farm bills passed by the two chambers. The Farm bill does not offer any new funding for...more



Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for July 2013 through June...more

Groundbreaking Report to Tackle Malnutrition
A leading-edge report spearheaded by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences prompts collaborative efforts among more than 50 nutrition experts, along with...more

Town Kitchen Serves More Than Lunches for Companies
The Town Kitchen connects low-income Oakland youth aged 16-24 with local chefs and artisans to plan, prepare, build, box and deliver curbside lunch to companies and individuals in the Oakland and San...more

Project YEAH Course May Improve Health in Young Adults
According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the new web-based course - Project YEAH (Young Adults Eating and Active for Health) - can improve health in young...more

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is Saturday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 24, at Appalachian State University. The week-long recognition brings attention to issues of national poverty,...more

Social Enterprise To Operate Hawker Centre To Improve Food Affordability
Singapore's National Environment Agency announces that a social enterprise will run a hawker centre to help keep its food prices affordable after its lease expired earlier this year. The agency...more

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BrightFarms, a company specializing in the construction of urban farms, is converting a Washington, D.C. vacant lot into the world's largest urban greenhouse. The new greenhouse will be built in...more

One-stop Health Food Shop In West Harlem Entices Residents\
The West Harlem Community Center Healthy Food Hub offers a one-stop health food shop to bring healthy food options for low-income residents. An empty, commercial property was transformed into a...more

Hunger and Homelessness on the Rise in San Diego
An article on the World Socialist Web Site describes the increased impact the economic downturn has had on one community in San Diego, CA. Many immigrant families are experiencing increased...more






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Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture


Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture

Weston Mill-based social enterprise Surplus Rescue CIC (Community Interest Company) recycles and finds homes for unwanted furniture. To date, it has received “extensive amounts” of quality second-hand furniture including desks, pedestals, cupboards and office chairs from a former local authority office equipment – and wants to find them a good home.




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