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

By Martin do Nascimento

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

By Katie Friel and Kelly West

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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

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

By Kelly West

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

By Kelly West

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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

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

By Martin do Nascimento and Austin Price

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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

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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

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

By Cecily Sailer

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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

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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

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

By Kelly West

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

By the Stories Team

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

By Kelly West and Katie Friel

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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

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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

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