Tag Archives: Food Justice

Anti-Globalization Movement Lingers at Teralta Park’s ‘Really Really Free Market’

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers It was an ordinary Sunday in Teralta Park for City Heights resident Francisco when he stumbled upon numerous signs proclaiming that what looked like a storage closet explosion … Continue reading

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Voices: Identifying Barriers to Health Faced by City Heights Immigrants

Overcoming Barriers to Health is a collaboration between The AjA Project and UCSD’s Center for Community Health. The young women that participated ranged from 12 to 17 years old and were first- and second-generation East African refugees and immigrants. Through … Continue reading

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San Diego’s Richest Poor Neighborhood, Two Decades Later

City Heights could be called San Diego’s richest poor neighborhood. Since 2000, two foundations alone have invested more than a quarter billion dollars in the neighborhood. That’s about the same as what the city of Chula Vista spends on all … Continue reading

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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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