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Child Nutrition Programs In Need of Defenders

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School Breakfast, National School Lunch, Summer Food Service, WIC, and more–you know these programs as essential lifelines for children and infants to get the food and nutrition they need to grow up healthy. But these lifelines are again under threat.

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Empty Plate Campaign Sends Message to Congress

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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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Programs Group Welcomes New Americorps Volunteers

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We are fortunate to have three new AmeriCorps volunteers joining our Programs Group. Suzanne Patterson and Eva Holt-Rusmore will be working with our Passion for Produce program with Teresa Moran, Nutrition Programs Manager.  Esperance Ndombe will be working in Agency Relations/Distribution with Rebecca Henderson, Agency Relations Manager. A student at the University of New Hampshire, […]

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September is Hunger Action Month

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A new study released by Feeding America reveals that 14,570 children in Santa Cruz County—over 26% of county residents under 18 years old—are food insecure. A child is defined as being “food insecure” if he or she lives in a household that struggles to meet their basic food needs. The rate of local child food […]

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