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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re giving nonperishables to a food pantry this year, skip the sodium-packed soups and focus on nutrient-dense foods, hunger advocates say. Some of them may be cheaper, too.

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This Stanford Ph.D. Became A Fruit Picker To Feed California’s Hungry

This Stanford Ph.D. Became A Fruit Picker To Feed California’s Hungry

| December 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

Sarah Ramirez left a high-prestige career to bring California’s bounty of unsellable fruit to food banks in the state’s Central Valley. Her grassroots organization is trying to address a regional conundrum: While many area farms end up with imperfect fruit that can’t be sold to supermarkets, local farmworkers struggle to afford fresh produce.

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Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food

Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food

| July 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the number of people seeking emergency food aid continues to grow, food banks have started thinking about what more they can do to help their clients become more self-sufficient. Some, like the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, are teaching people to grow food at community farms and helping them set up home gardens.

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Supporting Your Local Food Bank

Supporting Your Local Food Bank

The summer months are a great time for thinking about and eating all those lovely fruits and vegetables that are ripe and in season. But what if you couldn’t afford to buy cherries, peaches or watermelon, let alone milk or peanut butter? What if the rising costs of fuel and food made is so that […]

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Are You Hungry?

Are You Hungry?

| May 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

June 5th is National Hunger Awareness Day. All year long we talk about artisanal food, organic food, local food, gourmet food, restaurants, the farmers market, chefs, cooking, and yet rarely do we mention hunger or food security. If for even one day a year we all paid attention to this issue, we could help a […]

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