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Webinar - Dismantling Racism and Oppression through/in the Food System

February 25, 2015

Webinar with Erika Allen, National Projects Director for Growing Power, Inc hosted by yours truly for the Food Justice Network, a partnership between… 336 more words

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How Hunger Became a First World Problem

There’s something horribly wrong when Canada produces plenty of food for everyone, yet there are many people who are dependent on food banks to eat, says Graham Riches, the co-editor of a new book looking at how wealthy countries around the world address hunger. 1,690 more words

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Homeless in Winter

In the past week in southeastern Pennsylvania it has snowed twice, once with a topping of freezing rain and sleet.  Last Friday morning the temperature with the wind chill was between -10 and -15 degrees.  495 more words

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Stefano De Luigi's Photographs of Drought in Kenya

In 2009 Stefano De Luigi shot a series of works based on the Kenyan drought, specifically within the Turkana region in northwest Kenya. Stefano, uses the drought as a lens through which to examine climate change more widely. 10 more words

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Who's in the Pantry?

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I have seen young and old, men and women and several different ethnic groups using the two food banks where I volunteer.  677 more words

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What's in the pantry?

In 1980 200 food banks existed in the entire United States.  Today there are over 40,000 food banks, pantries and soup kitchens.  With all the recent cuts in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called the Food Stamp Program) food banks are doing the heavy lifting in ensuring those who are hungry get the food they need.  677 more words

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Volunteering

For the past month, weather permitting, I have been volunteering in two local food pantries.  They serve our area and are part of the larger county food bank network.  516 more words

Food Insecurity