The District’s shelter meal debate has revolved around the issue of food service contracts. This is a story about the people who eat the food.
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With only one full-service grocery store to serve more than 80,000 residents, urban farming and a community-supported agriculture program are meeting important nutrition needs.
Health clinics in D.C. may now prescribe produce to patients with chronic conditions in order to issue assistance to afford healthy food that will mitigate those conditions.
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Vendor Tracy Jennings shares their poem wondering if people care.
Volunteers and staff members at Samaritan Ministry’s Northwest D.C. location provided clothing, meals and smiles.
Jones knows the importance of cleanliness.
Sesame Workshop announced on Dec. 12 that Lilly, Sesame Street’s first homeless Muppet, will be reintroduced on its show. The bilingual character is expected to teach young viewers empathy for those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.
A judge ordered the D.C. government to speed up their processing time for food stamps last month.
New food stamp work requirements under consideration on Capitol Hill would put harsh, punitive red tape and time-consuming new restraints on program participants.
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Leonard Hyater, Jr. highlights the shortcomings of President Trump’s food stamp plan with regard to people with diabetes.
Earlier this month organizers hosted a mass meeting in D.C. as a revival of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign, where grassroots activists and clergy leaders called for an end to systematic racism, inequality, and other forms of oppression in the District.
Former Street Sense vendor and artist Gary Minter calls for action by Congress to solve issues around the EBT/SNAP food program.
After budget cuts last October, Thrive DC has cut its hot meals offered from five days a week to three days a week, as well as decreased the hours that clients may use the facilities. Clients and staff alike said they are upset about these changes, but have been working to adjust to the new schedule.
More than 400 volunteers of all ages came together for B & Dee’s Baltimore Love Thanksgiving Clothing Drive and Empowerment Day meal.
With D.C.’s rising cost of living, lower wages push working folk to the suburbs.
D.C. residents took part in a “grocery walk” in protest against the lack of healthy food access in Southeast D.C. Together, Wards 7 and 8 have only three grocery stores to serve more than 150,000 residents.
Several years of worsening food stamp service lead to the second lawsuit in three years against the Department of Human Services. A new computer system has been identified as the culprit.
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.