Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Retired Oregon Teacher Leads Food Pantry to Serve Low-Income Students
Chris Ferguson, a retired teacher in the Bethel School District, has led a farmers' market-like food pantry at Cascade Middle School every Monday for the last year. At 62, Ferguson is one of the...more



OASIS Program Revivify Healthy Habits in Kids
CATCH Healthy Habits, an evidence-based program provided by the OASIS Institute consists of grown up volunteers coaxing grades K-5 kids to "catch healthy habits." The volunteer program is...more

Lusby Community Garden Donates Fresh Produce to SMILE Food Pantry
The Helpful Harvest Community Garden is a volunteer-run garden that provides fresh, healthy produce such as vegetables to SMILE's food pantry each year. SMILE Ecumenical Ministries is a...more

Southeast Raleigh Nonprofit Grocery Store Provides Shopping Oasis in Food Desert
The Ship of Zion Ministries and Hope Community Church sponsored a new nonprofit grocery store backed by Whole Foods market. The 900-foot Galley Grocery Store smack dab in Southeast Raleigh shelves...more

Incredible Towers In Ethiopia Harvest Clean Water from Air
An Italian designer and co-founder of Architecture And Vision, Arturo Vittori, devised a solution that would generate local jobs, and provide clean water in Ethiopia's mountainous regions. Called...more

House Rejects Farm Bill, SNAP Not Taken Out
The trillion-dollar legislation known as the farm bill will move to separate nutrition assistance from agriculture subsidies, which means that food stamps, or SNAPs, will get removed as...more

Cutting Food Stamp Funding May Put 6 Million Americans At Risk
Bread for the World Institute president, Rev. David Beckmann, cautions proposed House cuts for food stamps would increase hunger for six million Americans. Beckmann's warning is entrenched in a...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

SNAP Enrollment Does Not Mean Enhanced Food Security or Dietary Quality
According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, SNAP could do more to sufficiently address the problem of food insecurity and dietary quality SNAP beneficiaries...more

Food Stamps Saved Millions Out of Poverty in 2012
In the government's annual update on income, poverty and health insurance coverage, the report states that food stamps kept 4 million Americans out of poverty in 2012. The report finds that SNAP...more






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Hexham Social Enterprise Launches Workshop to Provide Training for the Unemployed

Hexham Social Enterprise Launches Workshop to Provide Training for the Unemployed
A Gilesgate-based shop and community facility, Hexham’s Core Music, launches a separate workshop where up...



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