D.C. Legal Aid sues DHS after an updated computer program leads to delays in food stamp application processing. Local safety net programs see significant increase in requests for emergency food assistance.
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The D.C. chapter of Food Rescue US is using volunteer “food runners” to pick up fresh food from restaurants and grocers to deliver to hungry people — all coordinated through a smartphone app.
A breakfast program on Connecticut Avenue has been feeding 60-70 people every Tuesday-Saturday morning for nearly 30 years. While people are there for a meal, they are also offered clothing, health care, haircuts and art therapy. The warm and welcoming atmosphere is what makes this program noteworthy.
One of our Vendors talks about his experience when he was living outside and how people would taunt him because of it.
A new report found that food deserts make up 11 percent of Washington, D.C. and are concentrated heavily in areas of poverty and low transportation.
A white man’s reflections on racial oppression in the United States.
Carpenter’s Shelter, an Alexandria nonprofit, celebrated Thanksgiving with current and former residents.
Artist-vendor Angelyn Whitehurst writes about jazz and poetry at Loaves and Fishes.
Joyful Food Markets is a monthly pop-up market run by Martha’s Table and the Capital Area Food Bank that gives the families of elementary students in Wards 7 and 8 free produce and nonperishable groceries at monthly community events. Each enrolled child at the 21 schools where Joyful Markets are currently held can receive 23 pounds of food. Martha’s Table also hosts free pop-up markets at Rita Bright and Fort Stanton community centers.
Vendor Marcus Green discusses a worthy local cause and how much it helped him.
The D.C. City Council discusses what parts of the District are considered “food deserts” and how to bring grocery store access to these areas.
The largest food bank in the D.C. area stopped accepting donations of candy, full-calorie soda and non-bread bakery items on September 1, according to a recent report from The Washington Post Express.
Vendor-artist Latishia Graham describes why pizza is her favorite food.
“It is my hope that Mayor Bowser embraces the council’s changes and works with us and the community to close D.C. General as quickly as possible,” wrote DC council member David Grosso.
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