'Food deserts' sprout groceries that nourish people – and communities | The Christian Science Monitor
Many communities we serve lack access to fresh produce and other nutritious foods, largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers' markets, and other healthy food providers. Today, partnerships between entrepreneurs and public officials are attempting to battle the nation’s “food desert” problem and grocery chains are opening new outlets in low-income neighborhoods across the country. Read the Article »
New Mexico Outlaws School ‘Lunch Shaming’ | The New York Times
As we often see in our work, there can be a social stigma surrounding hunger and food assistance, especially with children and teens. Sadly, some schools take it to a new level with a trend called “lunch shaming”. It happens when a child can’t pay a lunch bill and is forced to clean cafeteria tables in front of their peers to pay the debt. Other schools require cafeteria workers to throw a child’s food away if they’re unable to pay for it. In what supporters say is the first such legislation and a victory for anti-hunger advocates, New Mexico has outlawed lunch shaming. Read the Article »
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