Biden Has Already Done More for Rural America Than Trump

Democrats should let voters know about their successes — and run on Democratic values.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #axne-cindy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #democratic-party, #ethanol, #food-banks-and-pantries, #grassley-charles-e, #house-of-representatives, #infrastructure-public-works, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #international-trade-and-world-market, #iowa, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #poet-llc, #republican-party, #rural-areas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

From Liverpool to London, Inflation Means Tighter Wallets and Colder Homes

In Britain, prices are rising at the fastest pace in three decades. People on the lowest incomes are running out of ways to cut back, and the worst is yet to come.

#bank-of-england, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #great-britain, #income, #inflation-economics, #liverpool-england, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

What’s Better Than Charity?

Mutual aid fulfills needs, but it also builds stronger, more resilient communities.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-banks-and-pantries, #friendship, #income-inequality, #internal-sub-only-nl, #philanthropy

Meat Is Hard for Hungry Families to Come By. Enter These Deer Hunters.

Hunters in New Jersey have shared 2.2 million meals since 1997. “This provides a source of protein that we wouldn’t otherwise have,” a food bank manager says.

#deer, #food-banks-and-pantries, #hunting-and-trapping, #new-jersey

How to Feed the Hungry While Helping Struggling Restaurants Survive

A New Jersey program that partners nonprofit organizations with restaurants is helping people and small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic.

#community-food-bank-of-new-jersey, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #new-jersey, #nonprofit-organizations, #restaurants

Higher Food Prices Hit the Poor and Those Who Help Them

Many households are being forced to adjust their shopping lists or seek assistance. But food banks, too, are feeling the pinch.

#food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #inflation-economics, #poverty, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states-economy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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