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Interactive Map: Resources for Food Assistance in Boone County

There is not a whole lot I like more than drinking extensive amounts of Dunkin Donuts iced coffee and flexing my techie muscles. It’s been a while since I built an interactive map, so I thought I’d put some rusty skills to good use. 202 more words


Looking Beyond the Numbers: Experts Can Comment on What Poverty Data Mean for U.S. Families

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released data on income, poverty and health insurance for 2013.  The data show that poverty continues to impact families and communities throughout the country. 523 more words

Community & Society

Food insecurity? Hunger?

It was quite controversial several years ago when the USDA changed the language it used to discuss food security.  They took out the word HUNGER.  As you can imagine, organizations that work in the hunger arena were horrified. 143 more words


Could you feed your family?

If you have ever wondered what it is like to live in poverty, or wondered whether you could do it yourself, sit down right now and read this. 250 more words


SNAP Food Security Survey 2013

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Nikki Nies

Hunger and Child Development

As the school year begins, Urban Gleaners transitions into our Food to Schools pantry schedule. This is our biggest program, encompassing seventeen elementary schools in the East Portland Metro area and is where the bulk of our food ends up during the year. 551 more words

Nutrition And Education

How Computer Science Can Help Fight Food Insecurity

Two years ago, the students in my CIS3750 class created Farm To Fork as part of their semester long class project. Thirty students worked tirelessly with co-founder Danny Williamson, the folks at the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship, and our amazing community partners (the Guelph Wellington Food Round Table, and local emergency food providers) to develop a program to improve the quality and increase the quantity of healthy food donated to the emergency food system (such as food banks and food pantries). 228 more words

Computer Science