Tag Archives: Food Justice

Hunger Study Shows Continued Need for Assistance

A worker loads food at the Feeding America San Diego distribution center, Sept. 4, 2014. | Photo Credit: Claire Trageser By Claire Trageser Almost a half-million people received donations last year from San Diego-area food pantries, according to a report … Continue reading

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Helping Hungry Kids Eat at Home When School is Out

About 70 percent of San Diego County students who qualify for free meals at school aren’t showing up to claim meals offered to them at summer programs run by school districts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. | Photo Credit: … Continue reading

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City Heights Residents Are Wary of Albertsons Replacement

Since Albertsons closed its doors in City Heights in February 2014, the parking lot at the once-busy City Heights Urban Village sits nearly empty. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Residents reeled when Albertsons announced earlier this year … Continue reading

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Residentes musulmanes en San Diego solicitan que los comedores escolares ofrezcan menú halal

Los almuerzos escolares están nuevamente en el reflector este verano ya que los distritos están tratando de cumplir con las nuevas reglas de nutrición. Mientras tanto, los residentes musulmanes en City Heights están solicitando que los comedores escolares ofrezcan alimentos … Continue reading

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Summer Food Program Aims to End Food Insecurity for Children

By Brooke Binkowski When the school year ends, hunger begins. Nearly 1 in 4 children in San Diego County rely on school food programs to get a daily meal — higher than the national average. That means that when school … Continue reading

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Muslim Residents Call for Halal School Lunches

School lunches are back in the spotlight this summer as districts try to comply with new nutrition rules. Meanwhile, Muslim residents in City Heights are calling for school cafeterias to offer foods that fit their religious guidelines. | Video Credit: … Continue reading

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Voces: Movimiento Para Cambiar las Opciones Alimenticias en las Escuelas

El Equipo Momentum para la Justicia Alimenticia de Mid-City CAN se reunió con el Director de Servicios Alimenticios del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Diego, Gary Petill (en cuclillas, camisa azul y corbata) y el Fideicomisario Richard Barrera (camisa celeste, … Continue reading

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Voices: A Move to Change Food Options at Local Schools

The Mid-City CAN Food Justice Momentum Team met with San Diego Unified Food Service Director Gary Petill (crouching, blue shirt and tie) and Trustee Richard Barrera (light blue shirt, hands folded) on March 24 at the Revere Center. Team member … Continue reading

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Fighting the Summer Meal Gap with Food Stamps

On average, 70 percent of San Diego County children who receive free meals during the school year aren’t showing up to claim summer lunches provided by local school districts with funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. | Photo Credit: … Continue reading

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Local Farmers Help San Diegans Connect to Their Roots Through Agriculture

Robin Taylor of Suzie’s Farm and Ralph Achenbach of the International Rescue Committee in San Diego talk with KPBS Evening Edition host Peggy Pico about community-supported agriculture. By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico Eating locally grown produce is … Continue reading

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