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Establishing a permanent Summer EBT program and adding a grab-and-go option for free summer meals in rural areas is “such a big win for kids,” one anti-hunger advocate said.
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Residents in a 'food desert' make long trips to get fresh produce, milk and eggs.
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"The narrative that we aren’t feeding kids who need help is just plain false," his communications director said after NBC News revealed Missouri was the only state not to opt in to grab-and-go meals.
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This story was produced as a project for the 2020 California Fellowship.
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Low wages and a stagnant housing market have pushed Salinas families to the margins. Advocates say the city’s low-income farmworker community bears the heaviest burden.
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Roughly three months after its first foray north of the Del Norte County line, Food For People’s Mobile Produce Pantry will become a regular fixture in Klamath.
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Since the 2009 publication of “The Blue Zones," Dan Buettner has devoted himself to reengineering communities to improve residents' health.
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Earlier this month marked the end of a public comment period for what would be the third rule change for SNAP, a proposal that stands to cut the nutrition benefits for at least a few million people.
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Due to the loss of its Community Development Block Grant dollars on Friday, the pantry gave out bags of cereal, milk, pasta and canned vegetables, Community Food Council Program Director Amanda Hixson said.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Jessica Cejnar, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2019 California Fellowship....

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