The pandemic deepened food insecurity for many D.C. communities. With SNAP benefits decreasing soon, advocates are worried the District’s plans won’t be enough.
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Three in five college students in the United States faced problems like housing insecurity or hunger in 2020. Despite their effort to receive a higher education, many students are neglected by their institutions and the government in terms of basic needs. Strides are being made across the US by students and nonprofits to combat these issues.
Curbside Groceries, a mobile grocer, commutes to seven designated locations in Ward 8 each week to provide residents with more than 100 produce, meat, fish, baking, and condiment options.
Brother Jeffrey Carter provides information on the Breadcoin program, as well as its availability in Washington, DC.
Food services that used to provide hot meals are finding it increasily difficult and many have stopped that service. Due to COVID-19, restroom availability is limited for homeless individuals.
Artist/Vendor Colly Dennis reflects on his year.
Martha’s Table has given out food to people experiencing homelessness every day. A Street Sense reporter rode along on Christmas and reported their distribution.
The nonprofit has trained people with high barriers to employment for the past 30 years and will now expand to run a new cafe in the renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown D.C.
The D.C. District Cout prevents the Trump administration from revoking SNAP eligibility for thousands of Americans.
Without a new national relief bill in sight, the Department of Employment Services says it continues to review the $300 per week unemployment benefits being offered by the Trump administration. And with thousands of District residents behind on rent and facing food insecurity, there are growing calls for D.C. to apply.
Artist and vendor Colly Dennis discusses the ever increasing number of people seeking help.
Vendor Melody Byrd writes about what she believes needs to be done to support the community.
More than 20 District restaurants, agencies, and organizations are providing free meals to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
As the District copes with the spread of COVID-19, more than a dozen organizations that provide essential services to the homeless said they will stay open.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a “final rule” on Dec. 5 that will tighten work requirements related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps.
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.
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.
College is expensive. Financial aid and merit awards can cover most of the cost of tuition and housing for qualifying students. However, expenses such as… Read more »
Vendor Tracy Jennings shares their poem wondering if people care.