A food security initiative in Austin is feeding the city’s most vulnerable and keeping restaurants open.

By Katie Friel and Kelly West

Photos by Kelly West

COVID-19, Food Security, Work

Teachers in Appalachia face additional hardships during the pandemic, as districts push for in-person learning.

By Jessica Salfia

COVID-19, Education, Health, Opinion, Public Safety, Work

By accounting for history and investing in communities, nonprofit hospitals can address racial disparities in health care.

By Erica Browne

Care, COVID-19, Health, Opinion, Racial equality

A Michigan physician reflects on the lessons learned during the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.

By Katie Friel

COVID-19, Health, Mental Health, Pandemic Profiles, Racial equality

A photographer sets out to find two friends living on the streets of downtown Austin amid the pandemic.

By Camille Wheeler

Care, COVID-19, Housing

Hospice chaplains are finding creative ways to connect with clients and provide comfort despite social distancing.

By Jim Tuttle and Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Pandemic Profiles

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

COVID-19, Food Security, Pandemic Profiles

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

COVID-19, Food Security

UT’s Dell Medical School launches the COVID-19 ATX Exchange to funnel PPE donations to “second-line” care workers.

By Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Goods, Health, Work

A grassroots effort in New Orleans is feeding front line hospital workers and helping local restaurants stay in business.

By Kelly West

Care, COVID-19, Health

As COVID-19 arrived in Texas, nurse Andrea Dunn learned she’s six weeks pregnant with her second child.

By Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Health, Pandemic Profiles, Work

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

By Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Food Security, Health, Housing, Mental Health, Money, Work

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

By Kelly West

Care, COVID-19, Food Security, Goods, Housing, Mental Health

Hernandez continues to visit her in-home care clients during the COVID-19 crisis — she says they need her now more than ever.

By Kelly West and Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Health, Pandemic Profiles

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

By the Stories Team

Care, COVID-19, Food Security

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

By Kelly West and Katie Friel

Care, Food Security, Health, Housing

Barn Yard Equine was founded by two friends who had seen how working with horses can benefit people with disabilities.

By Jim Tuttle

Care, Education, Health

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

Education, Food Security, Work

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

Food Security, Health