Participating Hunger Is Safeway Stores in D.C.

By cbsutton | August 31, 2019

Every child in the District of Columbia should have access to a healthy, nutritious breakfast to kick-start their morning. To achieve this goal, D.C. Hunger Solutions has partnered with the Hunger Is campaign to ensure children have access to school breakfast so they receive the nutrition they need to learn and thrive in the classroom…

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Partner Highlight: Arcadia Mobile Markets Provide Fresh Produce and Summer Meals  

By cbsutton | August 5, 2019

August 5, 2019 By Paige Pokorney What do you get when you combine farm-fresh and affordable produce, summer meals, big green trucks, and smiling faces? The Arcadia Mobile Markets! The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture’s pop-up Mobile Markets provide access to healthy, affordable food every week at regularly scheduled stops in low-income, food-insecure…

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With the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program, Children’s Access to Healthy Food Doesn’t Have to Take a Vacation

By cbsutton | June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019 By Audrey Scandurro Check out our communications toolkit to spread the word about the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program! Think back to your summer days growing up. Maybe they included enjoying barbeques and picnics with family, attending summer camp, or cooling off in a local pool. Now think about what those summer days…

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Far Too Many Seniors in the Nation’s Capital Struggle Against Hunger. SNAP Can Help.

By cbsutton | June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019 By Ryllie Danylko For many Americans, entering their golden years means relaxing into retirement and spending more time with loved ones. But for 5.5 million seniors, including seniors in D.C., it can also mean facing food insecurity. That is the reality for Larry P. – a 68-year-old D.C. native who currently lives…

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Why D.C. Needs to Fund the Healthy Students Amendment Act – Q&A with Beverley Wheeler

By cbsutton | May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019 By Paige Pokorney On any given day during the 2017–2018 school year, more than 30,000 low-income students across the District ate school breakfast, according to D.C. Hunger Solution’s recently released D.C. School Breakfast Scorecard. However, school breakfast participation has decreased over the past four years, and too many students are missing out…

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Communications Toolkit: D.C. School Breakfast Scorecard

By cbsutton | April 24, 2019

News Release: Download Graphics: Click on each graphic to download the full-size version Check out more graphics showing the top ten and bottom ten participation, and graphics for Facebook and Instagram.  Sample Social Media: Click on the link at the end of each tweet to share on Twitter  #DYK that more than 30,000 low-income D.C. children received #SchoolBreakfast…

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2019 EITC Campaign Supports Low-Income District Residents and Brings the Community Together

By cbsutton | April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019 By Melissa Jensen Today is Tax Day — a day that D.C. Hunger Solutions (DCHS) celebrates because it marks the end of another successful Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign. Every year, D.C. Hunger Solutions leads an outreach campaign at tax aid sites across the nation’s capital to educate residents about the…

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The Nation’s Capital Heard the Crunch for School Breakfast

By cbsutton | April 3, 2019

April 5, 2019 By Paige Pokorney With free school breakfast available to every D.C. student attending a public school (traditional and charter), the District ranks fourth in the nation for school breakfast participation. School breakfast provides students with the nutrition they need to be healthy and thrive in the classroom. Eating school breakfast has been…

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2020 EITC Campaign Sites

By cbsutton | January 25, 2019

United Planning Organization2907 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE Mondays and Thursdays: 5:45 – 7:30 p.m. Start date: February 3 Jubilee Jobs2712 Ontario Road, NW Saturdays: 8:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.; 1:15– 3 p.m. (based on demand) Start date: February 1 CentroNia (assistance in Spanish and English available at this location)3029 14th Street, NW Saturdays:…

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By cbsutton | August 9, 2018
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