Health Disparities Compound COVID-19 Crisis in D.C.

By cbsutton | April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020By: Victoria Fusco April is National Minority Health Month! To properly acknowledge this month, it is essential to discuss and recognize the health disparities that minorities face across the nation and right here in Washington D.C. According to the Centers for Disease Control, health disparities are “differences in health outcomes and their causes…

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COVID-19 Policy Updates, Guidance, and Resources

By cbsutton | March 27, 2020

Get local updates on COVID-19 related policy changes and guidance related to food assistance programs in the District here. Information is updated frequently and is subject to change. For information on current meal and grocery resources, please refer to our COVID-19 Food Resources page. For federal updates, please refer to the Food Research & Action Center’s COVID-19 update page.…

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2020’s Hear the Crunch was Out of this World!

By cbsutton | February 25, 2020

March 10, 2020 By: Victoria Fusco From March 2 through 6 DCHS celebrated National School Breakfast Week (NSBW)! Thanks to the Healthy Schools Act, which was passed unanimously by the D.C. Council in 2010, school breakfast is free for all students in D.C. Public Schools and public charter schools. The District of Columbia ranks fourth…

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2020 D.C. EITC Campaign

By cbsutton | January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020 Every year, about 50,000 low-income D.C. residents claim the federal and D.C. Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) that collectively disburse over $115 million to families and individuals in the District. That’s something to celebrate. But roughly 20,000 low-wage workers in the District are missing out on this benefit, which could add thousands…

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Honoring Our Veterans Means Making Sure They Don’t Go Hungry

By cbsutton | November 9, 2019

November 8, 2019 By Paige Pokorney Veteran’s Day is a time to respect, honor, and uplift the millions of men and women who have served our country. However, life after service can be a struggle for many veterans, with some not knowing where their next meal will come from. A recent study published in the…

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Moving the Needle on Maternal and Infant Health in the District Must Involve Investing in the Federal Nutrition Programs

By cbsutton | October 8, 2019

October 8, 2019 By Paige Pokorney In September, the District convened its second annual Maternal & Infant Health Summit, where local residents, elected officials, health and education officials, and community partners gathered to discuss the state of maternal and infant health and early childhood development in D.C. Among discussions of innovations and emerging issues in…

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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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