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Category: Food Systems :: Local Food Systems
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YMCA offering free full-day child care for first responders, medical personnel and essential workers 5.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
Daycare In partnership with the State Emergency Childcare Collaborative, the YMCA of Metro Denver is offering free full-day child care (ages 5 to 14) Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The program is for critical use only — for first responders, medical personnel or essential workers who need child care in order […]
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Still can't find rice? San Diego restaurants convert empty buildings into supermarkets 4.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Restaurant and shop owners are selling hard-to-find food staples all over San Diego, with local pickup and delivery.

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Local chefs team up with schools to provide spring break fare 2.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Fare Well food truck joins the St. Paul school district’s effort to serve students and families in need.
GreenBiz analysts take stock of the clean economy 30.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How, and how much, is the coronavirus pandemic impacting the clean economy? Our analysts share what they're seeing.
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Jobless in Las Vegas: Locals lean on their faith, cut back on food and cling to the past 28.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

As U.S. battles coronavirus, a shocking 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment. Here's how the unemployed in Las Vegas cope with the sudden change to daily life.

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Sodexo doubles down on food recovery as clients shut doors amid pandemic 26.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
With school closures and companies mandating employees to work from home, the facilities management company's food waste reduction efforts have even more relevance.
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Local grocery workers union plans $1 million coronavirus emergency fund 25.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
A local union representing grocery store workers, and other food and service employees, will establish a $1 million emergency hardship fund for its members who are working long hours and are in prolonged public contact during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Why Aramark's new sustainability strategy focuses on 'well-being' over sustainability 23.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Here's a hint: it's because one follows the other.
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These are the jobs and sectors exempted from California's coronavirus stay-home order 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Many businesses, jobs and operations are exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom's order for Californians to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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We Know Your Intentions Are Good But Gift Cards Alone Can’t Save Restaurants From This Crisis 20.3.2020 Mother Jones
Like many people in our food-obsessed age, I’ve come to see cities as assemblages of delicious things to eat. An urban culture comes to life through its diverse eateries and the thrum of their kitchens. And so for me, one of the most appalling things about the coronavirus is the pox it has placed upon […]
Colorado food pantry supplies diminish as thousands of job losses create influx of need 19.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
As Colorado's economy grinds to a halt and thousands lose their jobs, the network of nonprofits dedicated to feeding the state's most needy are losing crucial sources of food even as need increases.
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Can strain strengthen neighborhood bonds during the coronavirus crisis? 19.3.2020 LA Times: Health

It was billed as '"Solid practical advice from Stanford' for handling the coronavirus" when it showed up in my inbox last week: Take a deep breath every morning and hold it for 10 seconds.

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LAUSD packs 400,000 meals, prepares for months of 'grab-and-go.' Recipients express relief 19.3.2020 LA Times: Health

One man wore plastic gloves and a face mask as he pulled up in a pickup to receive school-packed meals for his children.

We Went to Chinatown in Queens Last Week and Saw the Future of Restaurants. It Was Grim. 18.3.2020 Mother Jones
When the Flushing Chamber of Commerce met last Wednesday, the Knicks were about to tip off against the Hawks, Broadway was open, and a St. Patrick’s Day parade was set for Tuesday. But the situation in Queens’ main Chinatown was already dire: John Choe, the chamber’s executive director, said food courts were deserted and business […]
In one of the last places to likely see coronavirus, disaster prep is a way of life 13.3.2020 LA Times: Health

On his 2.5.-acre property in outside Idaho Falls, Idaho, 61-year-old David Gillmore has amassed years' worth of food as store shelves go empty amid the coronavirus pandemic. As a Mormon, he is taught to always be ready for disaster.

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Food comes full circle in Sleepy Eye, where even the bison eat local 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A new brewery in downtown Sleepy Eye has partnered with a local bison farmer in an unusual arrangement: The bison eat the spent grains that the would otherwise get thrown away, a byproduct of the brewing process — and eventually, the meat from those bison shows up on the brewery cafe’s menu.
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As Colorado college students go hungry, state encourages them to apply for SNAP benefits 8.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
SNAP enrollment remains a key tool in fighting hunger on college campuses, state higher education officials agree.
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How McDonald’s Convinced Us That Civil Rights Was About Black-Owned Businesses 7.3.2020 Mother Jones
In August of 2014, all eyes were on Ferguson, Missouri. The city’s mostly Black residents flooded the streets in protest after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. In the middle of the chaos, the fluorescent golden arches of a local McDonald’s promised sanctuary: Protesters bought bottles […]
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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender.
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A Tibetan journey in the time of coronavirus 5.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

An American photographer went to Garze, a Tibetan autonomous area in China's Sichuan province, and stumbled upon the coronavirus outbreak there. Here's what she saw.

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