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.
Volunteers slice up of cakes, tortes and other desserts for the Chocolate Extravaganza.
The Chocolate Extravaganza event, now in its 22nd year, benefits the Pomerene Center for the Arts, a...more
The Freedom Bakery, founded by Matt Fountain, has a traditional social enterprise mission but operates as a Community Interest Company (CIC) limited by shares.
Fountain describes his business as a...more
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
Every time you cook or buy food at a restaurant, the latest innovation in apps calculates the number of calories you've saved and donates the same amount to a local food bank.
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
Michigan residents are encouraged by the League for Public Policy to get in touch with their legislators to voice out their concerns about the nearing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)...more
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.
Owner Mason Wartman of Rosa's Fresh Pizza urges customers to leave sticky notes of encouragement for the homeless after making $1 donations for slices of pizza.
The sticky notes used to be how...more
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
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