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.

WIC Food Cost Report 2010
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture administered the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The WIC supplies federal...more



Tomkat Philanthropy Serves Good Food, Banking and Energy
Tom Steyer and his wife, Kathryn Taylor of Tomkat Charitable Trust, aims to serve "good food, good banking and good energy" at their TomKat Ranch known for its certified grass-fed beef in Northern...more

Virtual Foodbank Pairs Up Surplus With Scarcity
Aoibheann O'Brien and Iseult Ward, Trinity College graduates, have found an ingenious way to distribute food fare to the needy by connecting charities in need of food with businesses that have too...more

For Every Drink of Coffee, You Give Light To The World
For every pound of LIFT coffee consumed, Southwest Airlines has donated to green-energy projects in coffee growing areas. The Guatemala Light Project is the recipient of these donations, which is a...more

One in Three Low-Income Families Struggle to Afford Basic Non-Food Items
According to a new nationwide Feed America study that benefited from assistance from the University of Illinois Family Resiliency Center (FRC) finds that families find it hard to afford basic...more

SNAP Continues to Face Deep Cuts in Congress This Thanksgiving
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that renders support to ensure access to food for needy families has suddenly been faced with continuous cuts in Congress. The House-passed...more

SNAP Cuts Places Youth At Risk
In a CLASP report, the benefit cuts of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly referred to as Food Stamps), places economically-disadvantaged young adults at risk. According...more

Volunteers Help Pack 2 Million Meals for Hungry Children
Volunteers from various organizations and agencies have come together to pack pack 2 million-plus meals to feed hungry children in El Salvador, Haiti and the Philippines. The 2 Million Meals...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






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The ‘Funky Indian’ Social Enterprise


The ‘Funky Indian’ Social Enterprise

Kam Chera, a businessman, is helping children with special learning needs through his Funky Indian restaurant.




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