The Nourish DC Collaborative awarded a total of $400,000 in grants in March to nine different businesses located in Wards 5, 7 and 8 to address the ongoing problem of food accessibility.
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Emergency SNAP benefits are set to expire this summer amidst a growing food insecurity crisis in the District. Here’s how food banks, markets and distribution centers are adapting to accommodate low-income residents who rely on these benefits.
The Potter’s House, a cafe and bookstore, has fostered a sense of community since 1960.
Giant Food made its annual donation of 400 hams to the Capital Arena Food Bank on April 6, for the upcoming Easter holiday.
Levester Green writes about his life recently.
The TANF benefits program was hacked, pulling cash out of people’s EBT cards. Renewals for the TANF program are restarting April 1st, and there are ways to appeal for benefits.
Some recipients of SNAP food assistance are reporting difficulty recertifying their benefit this fall, and may way longer than a month before clerical errors are resolved. Those low-income residents are struggling to keep their families nourished. 30 percent of D.C. households use SNAP.
After working with the nonprofit D.C. Greens for seven years, the D.C. Department of Health is contracting with a new administrator for the city’s Produce… Read more »
Pandemic-related food assistance programs replaced with an increase in spending from USDA. Beneficiaries and local programs talked about how the programs helped advertise buying from local farmers.
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.
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.