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Chicago Doctors 'Prescribe' Fresh Produce with Help from Food Banks

CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The idea is simple: Load fresh fruits and vegetables into a refrigerator truck and drive it to a health clinic, then have a doctor write a “prescription” for food to improve the diets of low-income people with diabetes and high blood pressure. 645 more words

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Stop the Hunger Games

Food is power.

Withholding food from people is cruelty.

Feeding unhealthy or tainted food to poor people is torture.

Do you agree with any or all of those statements?  2,714 more words

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Not Enough People Know About Coachella Valley Food Bank

Yesterday I was in the pasta aisle in the grocery store when a young man with a backpack came down the aisle and stood near me, fidgeting around and acting oddly. 301 more words

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NOURISHING BODIES AND SOULS FOR MORE THAN 35 YEARS!

When was the last time you were hungry? Really, really hungry? Not only hungry, but you had no idea when your next meal would come? Seventy-two 15211 area needy families have the blessing of knowing that a nourishing meal is on the near horizon. 359 more words

Children's Produce Market in Scranton

SCRANTON — Fresh food was provided to more than 100 families at the Children’s Produce Market in Scranton.

The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank and the Scranton School District hosted the event at McNichol’s Plaza Elementary School in Scranton. 27 more words

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Aging, Shrinking Church Congregation Puts North Highlands Food Pantry In Jeopardy

NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) – This food closet has been around since 1979 and it distributes about $21,000 worth of food a week – and it’s not the food that’s expensive, but the utilities. 243 more words

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Food bank prime source of food for many users: Saint John Community Food Basket

There are troubling statistics coming from a survey done this summer by the Saint John Community Food Basket, the main food bank and distribution centre in the city. 367 more words

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