Monthly Archives: October 2011

Governor Brown Signs Bills to Improve Food Security

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed a package of bills to improve food security and support for lower-income seniors and working families. AB 6 by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles) – CalWORKs and CalFresh. AB 69

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5th Annual Be the Difference Awards Honor Local Volunteerism

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Every year, the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County honors individuals, groups, non-profits, and businesses that are dedicated to taking action and solving problems in our community through volunteerism. All of the nominees will be recognized at the 5th Annual Celebration

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Transforming Food Aid for the Poor: Food Banks Confront the New Malnutrition

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  The following articles were written by Maria Guara and published by SantaCruzWire, a collective of independent journalists based in Santa Cruz. (Part One) Santa Cruz Food Bank Switches Focus from Calories to Nutrition (Part Two) Peer Education and Nutrition Outreach at Santa Cruz’s Second Harvest Food Bank (Part Three) Evaluating Nutrition Education Efforts at [...]

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Sesame Street Special On Food Security Airs Nationwide October 9th

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Growing Hope Against Hunger, a one hour primetime television special, produced by Sesame Workshop with documentary films by Academy Award winning director and filmmaker Cynthia Wade, will premiere on PBS starring Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams Paisley and the Sesame Street Muppets airing nationwide on October 9th at 7:00 PM on KQED.  The special presents families’ personal stories to raise [...]

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