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Know Your Rights! Facts on health & nutrition for immigrants

November 19, 2019
The Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Campaign is dedicated to protecting immigrants and their families’ access to health care, nutrition programs, public services and economic supports. This month we’ve published three new community education resources to give communities the information they...
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Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Incentives Series: Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina

November 7, 2019
From Voices For Healthy Kids , an intiative of the American Heart Association with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, working to make each day healthier for all children. Voices for Healthy Kids has funded Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina (ESMMSC) since 2014. Recently, the...
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Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Incentives Series: Michigan Fair Food Network

October 29, 2019
The Double Up Food Bucks program, which matches SNAP dollars spent on fruits and vegetables, is a national model for healthy food incentives. It operates in 20 states and is expanding to more, but it began in Michigan.
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RSVP Today: Free Brunch with MomsRising in Chicago!

October 25, 2019
Dear Friends, You’re invited to a FREE family event this Sunday October 27th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Middle Brow Bungalow in Chicago. The event will feature live musical entertainment from Little Parade Music , free face painting, free t-shirts, coloring books, and a free delicious breakfast...
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All New Risers Radio: Fighting The Good and Important Fight!

October 22, 2019
This week on a brand new episode of the #BreakingThrough podcast we cover civil rights and preschool and why police violence is gun violence. We discuss why and how we can work to stop climate change; and we’ll also get the low-down on some important wins for dignity within food justice. *Special...
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Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Incentives Series: Massachusetts Food System Collaborative

October 11, 2019
"I think the broader you can make the issue of hunger, the more successful your efforts will be. It’s critical that people have enough to eat and can access nutritious food, but if you connect that issue to economic development, to supporting farmers, to improving public health then it becomes a conversation that involves everyone and everyone becomes invested in helping it succeed.”
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#GoodNews This Week: Feeding Hungry Kids, Voter Treasure Boxes, More!

October 11, 2019
OUR "MOM"-ENTUM! : It’s time to double down on speaking up: President Trump’s White House announced this week it won’t cooperate with the impeachment inquiry at all. The stakes couldn’t be higher! Our children are counting on us. *We must make sure President Trump is held accountable for using...
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Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Incentives Series: Making Nutritious Produce Available in Hawaii

October 3, 2019
Every day, in communities across America, people with low wages face difficult tradeoffs when trying to cover the necessary expenses of daily life. These tradeoffs include balancing the costs of housing, health care, child care and transportation as well as the ongoing struggle to afford healthy food. In some neighborhoods, there may be very few or no places to buy healthy food, adding time and transit expenses to the price of groceries. That’s why more than 45 states offer incentive programs to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants fill their pantries with more fruits and vegetables.
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There is no shame in getting free or reduced-price school lunch!

October 1, 2019
More than one million North Carolina students rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school day to fill their bellies. Liz Beck Costello’s children are two of those students; her experience receiving food assistance has compelled her to speak out and become a champion for reducing the...
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Share the signs of child hunger

September 25, 2019
Did you know September is Hunger Action Month? With millions of people in the United States needing help to put food on the table, we are calling on everyone to act against hunger. Here is an easy way to get involved: Share the signs of child hunger. Kids often feel so ashamed of not getting enough...
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