Homies Empowerment store provides food and home goods to East Oakland residents hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Martin do Nascimento

,

An innovative program is helping Colorado’s marginalized populations find their voice.

By Katie Friel and Kelly West

, ,

Every week for the past eight years, Janet Matzen has been cooking as a form of service and activism.

By Cecily Sailer and Kelly West

, ,

Cape Fear Food Council is making preparations for food relief efforts under COVID-19 restrictions as hurricane season arrives in North Carolina.

By Kelly West

, ,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Elise Cutini led her Silicon Valley-based nonprofit to rapidly raise and distribute funds to address the mounting needs of the foster youth they serve.

By Martin do Nascimento

, , , ,

Relationships prove powerful as food organizations in Charlotte coordinate to meet rising demand.

By Kelly West

, ,

Sin posibilidades de trabajar, las trabajadoras domésticas y los jornaleros luchan por sobrevivir a las consecuencias económicas de la pandemia de COVID-19.

By Martin do Nascimento

, , ,

Unable to work, Latino domestic workers and day laborers struggle to survive the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Martin do Nascimento

, , ,

Hurricane Harvey prepared Coastal Bend Food Bank and other emergency assistance organizations to better respond during the pandemic.

By Kelly West

, ,

Rebuilding his life after addiction and homelessness, Richard Barber turns to service for his neighbors.

By Cecily Sailer

, , , , ,

The East Oakland Collective activates its city-wide network to support at-risk and underserved communities through the pandemic.

By Martin do Nascimento and Cecily Sailer

, , ,

Oakland at Risk matches high-risk residents with neighbors who are ready to offer support.

By Martin do Nascimento and Austin Price

, ,

Dining room managers for Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa are still serving meals, but miss gathering around a table.

By Martin do Nascimento and Cecily Sailer

, ,

White Pony Express is adapting every aspect of its operations to fight the growing food insecurity crisis in Contra Costa, California.

By Martin do Nascimento and Austin Price

,

With health issues that make her vulnerable to the coronavirus, 85-year-old Eloise is adjusting to life in quarantine.

By Jim Tuttle

, , ,

Homeless, living with HIV, and lacking antiretroviral medication, Bella Casebolt is fighting to survive.

By Martin do Nascimento

, , , ,

For many Texans concerned during the COVID-19 crisis, the 211 hotline offers verified information, reassurance, resources, and compassion.

By Cecily Sailer

, , , , , , ,

For Oakland’s unhoused population, survival during the COVID-19 crisis becomes harder by the day, but advocate Derrick Soo isn’t slowing down.

By Cecily Sailer and Martin do Nascimento

, , , , ,

While Austin shelters in place during the COVID-19 crisis, Mutchler finds new appreciation for his job at a local grocery store.

By Cecily Sailer

, , ,

Mutual aid organizations are forming across the country to fill in the gaps for their communities affected by COVID-19

By Kelly West

, , , , ,

Groups addressing food insecurity are scrambling to stock clients’ pantries with food during a sudden pandemic.

By the Stories Team

, ,

One small Austin food pantry is on a mighty mission to end food insecurity and waste.

By Kelly West and Katie Friel

, , ,

At Dig Deep Farms in Ashland, California, formerly incarcerated people like Philip Bonds and Kimberly Thomas are welcomed to learn, work and contribute to their community through paid reentry internships aimed at reducing recidivism.

By Martin do Nascimento and Katie Friel

, ,

On a 3.5 acre farm in East Austin, Urban Roots serves teens and young adults through paid internships that focus not just on farming, but also on their growth as leaders and good citizens.

By Kelly West and Omar L. Gallaga

, ,

The Mercy Brown Bag Program in Alameda County, California has been providing meals for seniors for more than three decades, and now it has a new way to do it: a special delivery truck.

By Martin do Nascimento and Omar L. Gallaga

,

At Ivy Tech Community College, a network of more than 40 campuses in Indiana, a pillar of their strategic plan is to ensure the basic needs of students are met.

By Kelly West and Jodi Gonzalez

, ,