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2010-05-06 11:00:00

Program Now Serving Residents of All 67 Counties PHILADELPHIA, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal food program administered by the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Food Distribution has been expanded and will serve more than 32,000 older Pennsylvanians in every county, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today while visiting Philabundance, a large hunger relief organization in southeast Pennsylvania. "More than 1.4 million state residents are at-risk for hunger,...

2010-04-15 11:02:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bon Appetit Management is helping diners protect the planet this Earth Day one forkful at a time by hosting its third annual Low Carbon Diet Day (www.eatlowcarbon.org) on Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day). As the first and only food service provider to connect food and climate change, Bon Appetit, with cafes on college and corporate campuses around the country, has made purchasing and operational changes to decrease their carbon "foodprint" in the...

2010-03-16 04:00:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America" is the theme of the quarter-century anniversary of Farm Aid, the nonprofit organization led by board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. Farm Aid's mission is to keep family farmers on the land and to create a family farm-centered food system in America. Farm Aid representatives say planning for the 25th anniversary concert and the events leading up to it is in...

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2010-03-08 11:05:00

Potential to improve children's diets without burdening school finances while helping local farmers During the school day, children eat roughly one-third of their nutritional needs while at school. Besides lunch, breakfast and snacks may be served, providing ample opportunities for obesity-prevention strategies by offering more nutritious food. With economical constraints interfering with schools to provide children with increased amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, a study in the...

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2010-02-15 14:25:00

Despite good intentions, the push to privatize government functions and insistence upon "free trade" that is too often unfair has caused declining food production, increased poverty and a hunger crisis for millions of people in many African nations, researchers conclude in a new study. Market reforms that began in the mid-1980s and were supposed to aid economic growth have actually backfired in some of the poorest nations in the world, and just in recent years led to multiple food riots,...

2009-12-14 13:26:00

NEW LONDON, Conn., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) today launched a comprehensive network of experts to help New London County neighborhoods establish productive community gardens. The group, Community Harvest Network (CHN) of New London, combines area professionals, collaborators, and volunteers to assist neighborhoods, schools, agencies and individuals interested in growing, storing and preparing their own local, fresh food. Interest in...

2009-11-17 10:06:00

MEDFORD, Ore., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Naumes Fruit Gifts partners with Oregon Food Bank to feed hungry families during the holidays through its new Donate Fruit commitment. For gifts purchased at naumesfruitgifts.com using the code "OFB" at checkout, the Naumes family will match each gift -- pound for pound -- with a donation of fresh fruit to Oregon Food Bank. "During this difficult economy, it is especially important to replenish our food banks, particularly with fresh,...

2009-11-11 10:03:00

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Health care costs and heightened public health concerns have consumers focused on staying well in 2010. That's according to a recent MamboTrack(TM) study by Mambo Sprouts Marketing, the leader in natural and organic product marketing and promotions, which surveyed the organic buying and wellness habits of 1,000 natural product consumers to get an outlook for the coming year. Nine in ten (88%) consumers took additional steps recently to...

2009-11-10 07:00:00

HONOLULU, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors planning a Hawaii vacation can learn about regional foods at www.ShareYourTable.com. The Hawaii-based website highlights Hawaii's homegrown foods and those farmers, fishermen, chefs and grocers that fill the homes and restaurants throughout the islands with locavore (a person who seeks out locally produced food) fare. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091110/LA08461) Much of the islands' food comes from outside of Hawaii, shipped...

2009-11-06 07:35:00

--Sold-Out Event Highlights the Role of Farmers' Markets in Sustaining Local Farms-- WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by FRESHFARM Markets: WHAT: FRESHFARM Markets, a nonprofit that operates nine farmers' markets in D.C. and Maryland, hosts its eighth annual Farmland Feast fundraiser celebrating the newest FRESHFARM Market by the White House -- opened by First Lady Michelle Obama -- the "Double Dollars" initiative for food assistance shoppers,...


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