Ganga Stone, Who Gave Sustenance to AIDS Patients, Dies at 79

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, she started God’s Love We Deliver, a charity that brought hot meals to people who were too ill to cook.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #deaths-obituaries, #food-banks-and-pantries, #gods-love-we-deliver, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #stone-ganga

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Their Daily Miracle: Getting 8 Tons of Food to the Needy, Every Day

An army of “food rescuers” in New York try to make the best of an inherently wasteful grocery system.

#brooklyn-nyc, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #long-island-ny, #philanthropy, #queens-nyc, #soup-kitchens, #volunteers-and-community-service

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The State of the Mayoral Race in N.Y.C.

The Democratic primary that will likely determine the next mayor is fast approaching, and the race is heating up among top contenders.

#adams-eric-l, #city-harvest, #elections-mayors, #food-bank-for-new-york-city, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #yang-andrew-1975

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How a Brooklyn Arts and Food Activist Spends Her Sundays

Tiffiney Davis has known hunger, so she’s doing something about it.

#content-type-personal-profile, #davis-tiffiney-1982, #food-banks-and-pantries, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny

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How Covid Turned Food Pantries Into ‘Mini-Costcos’

Hunger activists are using phrases like ‘warehouse optimization’ and ‘streamlined inventory management.’

#city-harvest, #food-bank-for-new-york-city, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #st-johns-bread-and-life

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How Food Banks Succeeded and What They Need Now

Fatigue among donors and workers is a concern. 

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #feeding-america, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #food-stamps, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Harris Visits Florida to Sell Stimulus Package in a Republican-Led State

The vice president urged Americans to get vaccinated and promoted programs like food assistance as the administration seeks to build public support amid partisan divisions in Washington.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #florida, #food-banks-and-pantries, #harris-kamala-d, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘I Have No Money for Food’: Among the Young, Hunger Is Rising

In France and across Europe, more students are facing food insecurity as the pandemic enters its second year, and job cuts in their families take a widening toll.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food-aid, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #france, #humanitarian-aid, #les-restaurants-du-coeur, #paris-france, #youth

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The Coronavirus and a Summer of Mutual Aid in Chicago

In Chicago, groups of volunteers gave us a glimpse of a society where neighbors rely on one another.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chicago-ill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #food-banks-and-pantries, #nonprofit-organizations, #police-department-chicago-ill, #police-reform, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Residents of a Texas Border City Long Felt Overlooked. The Storm Made It Worse.

Del Rio residents, searching for fresh food and water, said that government aid has been sparse. “When they’re running for office is when we see them,” one man said of politicians.

#del-rio-tex, #food-banks-and-pantries, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #power-failures-and-blackouts

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When There’s No Heat: ‘You Need Wood, You Get Wood’

Community wood banks, like food banks, help people in need. Climate change is shaping their role.

#environment, #food-banks-and-pantries, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #maine, #new-england-states-us, #unemployment, #volunteers-and-community-service, #weather, #winter-season, #wood-and-wood-products

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Texas Winter Storm: What to Know

Power outages and no running water have left Texas and other parts of the South still feeling the effects of a deep freeze that swept the region earlier this week.

#electric-light-and-power, #food-banks-and-pantries, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #texas, #water

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How to Help Winter Storm Relief in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana

These organizations are providing food, supplies and shelter to devastated communities. If you want to give aid, here are some research pointers.

#blood-donation, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #homeless-persons, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

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The Daily: Pandemic Stories

A selection of our episodes that tell the personal stories of the pandemic — the losses, the small comforts and the sacrifices.

#bergamo-italy, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-banks-and-pantries, #midwestern-states-us, #television

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My Patients Need Me. Can I Quit?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on placing family above work despite the pandemic and becoming a volunteer in order to get the Covid-19 vaccine sooner.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #food-banks-and-pantries, #volunteers-and-community-service

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What’s a Dance Theater Without an Audience?

A food pantry or a place to vote — or a place to make dance with different expectations: “What we’ve taken off the table is the pressure of the result.”

#abrons-arts-center, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #chocolate-factory-the, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #danspace-project, #food-banks-and-pantries, #henry-street-settlement, #joyce-theater, #montclair-state-university, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-center-theater, #new-york-live-arts, #skirball-center-for-the-performing-arts, #theaters-buildings, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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America’s Other Front Line

As the Biden administration proposes additional pandemic relief, nonprofit workers see a country facing a growing crisis.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #homeless-persons, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #nonprofit-organizations, #rural-areas, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Not an Ideal Process or an Ideal Agreement, but, Finally, a Deal

Americans nationwide are glad that Congress, after a painfully prolonged process, has agreed to a stimulus package, however imperfect.

#boulder-colo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #food-banks-and-pantries, #republican-party, #small-business

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Volunteering May Be Good for Your Health

Before the pandemic, I’d been spending less time in my basement office and more time out doing some good with like-minded people. Was this the magic elixir that improved my health?

#age-chronological, #blood-pressure, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-banks-and-pantries, #heart, #shutdowns-institutional, #volunteers-and-community-service

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A Day at the Food Pantry

Soaring numbers of New York City residents face food shortages as a result of the pandemic. Here are some of them.

#brooklyn-nyc, #food-banks-and-pantries

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How to Help Parents Who Are Struggling to Provide for Their Kids

The pandemic has exacerbated the inequalities that already existed. These organizations are bridging the gap.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diapers, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

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Minivans at the Food Pantry: Meet America’s New Needy

The economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic has more Americans turning to food banks and charity for help feeding their families.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #feeding-america, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #unemployment

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Why Hunger Can Grow Even When Poverty Doesn’t

The two issues are linked, but during the coronavirus pandemic the relationship is not always simple.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #finances, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #food-stamps, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #income, #poverty, #recession-and-depression, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Are You Eligible for Food Stamps Now? Maybe, but It’s Complex

States run SNAP, and many students and older people don’t realize they’re eligible. Without more federal support, millions more may qualify.

#agriculture-department, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #feeding-america, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #food-stamps, #internal-essential, #personal-finances

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New York City’s Community Refrigerators Offer Free Food for Those in Need

For many New Yorkers, healthy meals are hard to come by these days. Now activists are stocking refrigerators for those in need.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #refrigerators

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A Black-Owned Distillery in Minneapolis Pushes Forward

From the pandemic to protests to arson, Du Nord Craft Spirits has dealt with repeated turmoil and emerged with a new purpose.

#arson, #black-lives-matter-movement, #food-banks-and-pantries, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #montana-chris-1983, #montana-shanelle-1984, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Meet the Gleaners, Combing Farm Fields to Feed the Newly Hungry

An age-old tradition suddenly has fresh urgency in the pandemic, delivering surplus produce to Americans who can’t feed their families.

#after-the-harvest-nonprofit, #agriculture-and-farming, #farmers-against-hunger, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #harvest-against-hunger, #humanitarian-aid, #new-jersey, #united-states, #volunteers-and-community-service

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At a San Antonio Food Bank, People Keep Coming

The city’s food bank has been a lifeline and a source of hope for many across Southwest Texas.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-banks-and-pantries, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #san-antonio-tex, #texas, #unemployment, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Raised in a (Very) Crowded House, Now Feeding the Hungry in a Pandemic

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, the chief executive of Feeding America, is trying to meet a huge surge in demand. A $100 million contribution from Jeff Bezos helped.

#babineaux-fontenot-claire, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #executives-and-management-theory, #feeding-america, #food-banks-and-pantries

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In Lockdown, a Neighborhood Opens Up

Grab a hyperlocal bakery loaf and a copy of the kids’ newspaper, and we can discuss over stoop cocktails.

#bernal-heights-san-francisco-calif, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #news-and-news-media, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #scavenger-hunts

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A Mile-Long Line for Free Food in Geneva, One of World’s Richest Cities

The Swiss city is best known for bankers, watchmakers and U.N. officials. But the virus has forced thousands from Geneva’s underclass to line up for hours for food aid.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #europe, #food-banks-and-pantries, #geneva-switzerland, #income-inequality, #volunteers-and-community-service

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To Fight Waste and Hunger, Food Banks Start Cooking

As farmers throw away produce and other Americans line up for food, relief groups are connecting the two by turning those ingredients into meals.

#agriculture-and-farming, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants

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As Hunger Spreads With Coronavirus Pandemic, Government Takes Timid Steps

The Trump administration has taken some steps to address spreading hunger during the economic crisis, but it has shied away from expanding programs that could provide more immediate relief.

#agriculture-department, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Hunger Pains of a Pandemic

Empty stomachs can lead to a dangerous desperation.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #lunch-and-breakfast-programs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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Food Stamps Can Help Fight Hunger During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Funding food banks while not expanding food stamps is a solution driven by ideology rather than effectiveness.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #food-aid, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-stamps, #perdue-sonny, #united-states

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How a Food Bank Manager Spends His Sundays

Most pantries are closed on Sundays, but Jorge Negron opens his to make and provide brown-bag lunches.

#food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #negron-jorge, #new-york-common-pantry-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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‘We Had to Do Something’: Trying to Prevent Massive Food Waste

Some producers acknowledge the efforts are “just a drop in the bucket” of what farmers can’t sell and are destroying instead.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dairy-products, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries

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Food Lines a Mile Long in America’s Second-Wealthiest State

“We’ve never had to rely on anyone else,” said one food bank visitor. But now, pushed to the edge of hunger, many unemployed New Jersey residents are asking for help for the first time.

#casinos, #coastal-areas, #community-food-bank-of-new-jersey, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #fulfill, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #unite-here

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Coronavirus in NY: Many Would Go Hungry Without These Drivers

New York City’s pantries for low-income residents and meal-delivery services for shut-ins are dependent, now more than ever, on drivers who keep the food moving.

#city-harvest, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-bank-for-new-york-city, #food-banks-and-pantries, #gods-love-we-deliver, #new-york-city

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How to Help Victims of the Coronavirus Pandemic

From charities that support children to organizations that feed families, there is no shortage of ways to get involved.

#blood-donation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-banks-and-pantries, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #quarantines, #shortages

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Coronavirus Turns School Cafeterias into Soup Kitchens

Many school cafeterias are now operating more like community soup kitchens, even though the federal school meals program won’t reimburse districts for meals served to struggling adults.

#agriculture-department, #baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #education-k-12, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-stamps, #quarantines, #united-states-economy, #welfare-us

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Food Banks Are Overrun, as Coronavirus Surges Demand

Millions are flooding a charitable system that was never intended to handle a nationwide crisis.

#baton-rouge-la, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #las-vegas-nev, #new-york-city, #pittsburgh-pa, #shortages

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Don’t Need That $1,200 Stimulus Check? Here Are Places to Donate It.

The federal government approved a $2 trillion stimulus package, which includes direct payments to millions of Americans to help get through the coronavirus outbreak. If you don’t need the money, here are some ideas to help you give it to someone in need.

#blood-donation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-banks-and-pantries, #philanthropy, #stimulus-economic

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