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

Fresh produce ready for distribution

  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

Chris and Muppets with food truck. Vaknin

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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Empty Plate Campaign Sends Message to Congress


September is Hunger Action Month and people across the country concluded a month’s worth of advocacy and awareness initiatives with a project using simple paper plates to send a strong message to their representatives: Please do not cut federal nutrition programs at a time when poverty in the U.S. is growing. A new study by the […]

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Third Annual Taste of Soquel Raises 28,000 Meals

Bryn Loosley & the Back Pages

The Taste of Soquel gets more popular every year as neighbors and friends take advantage of this great opportunity to sample delicious food and wine and listen to some great music in the pleasant courtyard of the Congregational Church of Soquel. The event is co-sponsored by the church and the Capitola/Soquel Chamber of Commerce. Food […]

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