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Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 6h ago

Community Conversation on Poverty

If you have not heard, there is a group gathering monthly to discuss poverty in St. Lawrence County and all of the related issues.  To date, the group has mostly been educating themselves on...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 1d ago

Report from the front lines at the food pantry

Heard Connie Jenkins, the director of the Church and Community Program in Canton, share the following about their food pantry:Signed up 13 new households last monthHave already signed up 13 ...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 1d ago

Using Gardens to Build Community

Educational gardens serve as a natural context for connecting with others and promoting dignity and the joy of meaningful collaborative work. Through the critical lenses of social justice, e...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 1d ago

Some comments on federal policy issues

A couple of things heard at last week's Hunger Solutions New York conference..."Anyone who tells you they know what’s going to happen in the next six months doesn’t know what they’re talking...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 6d ago

Threats to the social safety net

Jim Weill, the President and CEO of the Food Research andAction Center (FRAC) in Washington, DC, was the keynote speaker at the Hunger Solutions New York conference in Albany on Wednesday.  ...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 1w ago

Composting Workshop on Saturday

The Local Living Venture is running a workshop, "Composting Made Simple for Garden and Home" on Saturday, May 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 in Potsdam.More information and registration details on the...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 1W ago

NORTHEAST HIT HARDEST BY PROPOSED GRANT CUTS

President Trump is proposing to eliminate nearly 10% of the more than $145 billion in the discretionary federal grants provided in fiscal year 2016. These include the Low Income Home Energy ...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 1W ago

SCHOOLS “SHAMING” CHILDREN TO GET LUNCH MONEY

Holding children publicly accountable for unpaid school lunch bills — by throwing away their food, providing a less desirable alternative lunch, or branding them with markers — is often refe...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 1W ago

SNAP HELPS MILLIONS OF LOW-WAGE WORKERS

SNAP, the nation’s largest anti-hunger program provides millions of workers with income to help feed their families.  The share of all households with earnings in an average month while part...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 1W ago

MOTHER’S DAY FACTOIDS

In 2014, 43.5 million American women between the ages of 15 and 50 were mothers. All together they had 95.8 million children.3.9 million women between the ages of 15 and 50 gave birth in 201...