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

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



State and Local Charities Push Congress to Protect Hunger-Relief Programs in the Farm Bill
More than a thousand state and local hunger-relief charities lobby Congress with a letter to strengthen and protect hunger-relief programs in the farm bill negotiations. The letter of appeal urges...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

Volunteers Concoct Desserts at Chocolate Extravaganza
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

How SNAP Works
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, caters to low-income households and offers them several benefits for purchasing food. SNAP is perceived as a work support that...more

Healthy Food Price Cuts Can Improve Diets
According to a study from the RAND Corporation, reducing supermarket prices of healthy foods increases the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grains that people consume. Researchers evaluated...more

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In a University of Illinois research, an innovative program had two secret weapons in enabling Latino families increase their veggies and fruits intake while lowering soda binges. The study...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

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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

NC Black Caucus Calls HHS to Get Food Stamp Delays to Recipients
The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus urged the state Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to get people their food assistance quickly. Some local recipients are seeing delays in...more





Tom’s, the social enterprise popular for its shoes, has released a pair of shoes and a pair of shades to benefit Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 that builds affordable, green homes, buildings and communities for underserved and low-income populations.




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