Season for Sharing grants to help with homelessness, food insecurity

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The 2020-21 Season for Sharing campaign raised $2.1 million to be shared by these 176 nonprofit agencies across Arizona. Because The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com cover all promotional and administrative costs, 100 percent of donations  go to community organizations.

Grants are given to groups that help at-risk children and families, support students and teachers and serve the elderly. Many of the 250-plus grant applications this year addressed food and

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WGAL anchor Danielle Woods on following her dreams and the importance of representation in media | Food + Living

In 2014, as reporter for WJET-TV in Erie, Danielle Woods found herself stumbling over the name of a Pennsylvania town while recording a segment for the evening news.

It was a town she’d never heard of before but would soon call home: Lancaster.

“Do they really pronounce it like that?” Woods said she thought at the time. “I couldn’t even get it out of my mouth.”

And after her boss

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10 ways, places to work out for free in Lancaster County | Food + Living

Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, going back to the gym might not be an option for everyone.

While most gyms require masks, social distancing and may be provide disinfecting supplies, some still feel most safe getting a workout at home.

For those who feel comfortable, several gyms in the Lancaster area offer free trials for new members who want to start a new workout routine.

But for those intent on

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Sanneh offers distance learning, food at Conway Rec Center

The Sanneh Foundation no longer runs drills across the Conway Recreation Center’s gymnasium floor, though it may not be long before the soccer balls return to the East Side community hub.

Instead, with most public schools closed for distance learning, the foundation embraced a two-fold mission, converting the St. Paul rec center into both a food-distribution hub and remote learning center that relies on WiFi donated by Comcast.

‘WE ALL

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Buzz Bites: Food security resources and early Valentine’s Day options | Food & Cooking

The 11th annual 12 Days of Christmas fundraiser presented by Nelson 151 raised a new record total: $5,663.28. The money will help Nelson County Pantry bring food to more than 300 families and 700 individuals in Nelson County.

Nelson 151’s members include Afton Mountain Vineyards, Blue Toad Hard Cider, Blue Mountain Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Brewing Tree Beer Company, Bryant’s Small Batch Cider, Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery, Devils

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COVID-19 vaccinations now offered to Long Beach food workers; teachers are next

LONG BEACH, CA. - JAN. 21, 2021. Dr. Sarah Mohtadi administers coronavirus vaccine at a drive-in vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)
Dr. Sarah Mohtadi administers COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-in vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center on Thursday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

The city of Long Beach this week expanded distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to food workers, the first group of essential workers in Los Angeles County outside the healthcare industry to be offered the critical shots.

Those eligible include grocery store and restaurant workers who live

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COVID-19 vaccines now offered to Long Beach food workers; teachers are next

LONG BEACH, CA. - JAN. 21, 2021. Dr. Sarah Mohtadi administers coronavirus vaccine at a drive-in vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)
Dr. Sarah Mohtadi administers coronavirus vaccine at a drive-in vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center on Thursday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

The city of Long Beach this week expanded distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to food workers, the first group of essential workers in Los Angeles County outside the healthcare industry to be offered the critical shots.

Those eligible include grocery store and restaurant workers who live

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4 top winter hiking trails near Lancaster County, plus how to stay warm and safe | Food + Living

The great outdoors widens horizons as we continue to hunker down. Going outside doesn’t have to stop when the temperatures drop. There’s beauty in taking a walk in the winter. Wilma Wagler loves walking through the covered bridges crossing the Conestoga River around her home near Leola, no matter the weather.

“It is so invigorating,” she says. “I love the scenery and getting outside. It keeps me emotionally and physically

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What is a master watershed steward? This (virtual) environmental program’s coming to Lancaster in 2021 | Food + Living

This story originally ran in January 2020. A new round of training for the Master Watershed Steward program will be held virtually, starting in March 2021. The Lower Susquehanna region covering Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin counties, will hold an online open house Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m.


Pennsylvania has more than 86,000 miles of rivers, streams and creeks, second only to Alaska.

That’s a lot of freshwater streams and

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Greater Boston Food Bank delivers 98 million pounds of food amid pandemic; donations needed for holidays

The Greater Boston Food Bank delivered over 98 million pounds of food through its distribution partners during the fiscal year that ended in September, a huge spike from the 68 million pounds the organization had budgeted for prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group said Tuesday.

“A big part of that obviously is from the pandemic,” said Gary Roy, a spokesman for the food bank, in a phone interview. “If

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World Food Travel Association Supports the UN’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

LONDON, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today the World Food Travel Association (WFTA) announced that it has become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, a project led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

World Food Travel Association
World Food Travel Association

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the root causes of plastic pollution.

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No concerts but food boxes for the hungry

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Aracely Rendon, 42, with Max, her friend’s dog, waits in line Thursday at the Hollywood Bowl, which has been transformed into a drive-through food giveaway site after the coronavirus ended its summer season. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

When summertime is a simpler time, so many of us find sustenance at the Hollywood Bowl.

Whether we come for symphonies or

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S.African artisanal cheesery hopes virus will boost Slow Food

Clarens (South Africa) (AFP) – Cheddar-making was put on hold when coronavirus struck an artisanal cheesery on the outskirts of Clarens, a town tucked into the foothills of the Maluti mountains of central South Africa.

Hard cheeses requiring months of ripening were no longer viable, and the small business battled to stay afloat as sales plummeted.

Cheesemaker Marietjie Crowther only managed to produce small amounts of her signature smoked mozzarella

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Knott’s Berry Farm Is Partially Reopening To Hosting A Taste Of Calico Food And Wine Event

Photo credit: Instagram/knottsberryfarm
Photo credit: Instagram/knottsberryfarm

From Delish

It goes without saying that summer 2020 looks different than the summers we’re used to. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, activities like eating out, going to the beach, and going to amusement parks have been put on hold for the safety of visitors and employees. As some states phase into their reopening of non-essential businesses, the latter are making plans to reopen safely.

For the

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Herndon Native Helps Fight Food Insecurity During Coronavirus

HERNDON, VA — Like many people, Leah Fri’s life has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. But, she hasn’t let that stop her from doing something positive with her time.

When Fri found herself back home and out of a summer internship, she began volunteering for FarmLink, a grassroots effort to prevent food waste and alleviate food insecurity during the pandemic.

“This was such a good opportunity,” Fri said. “Not

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Six Flags Announced New Mobile Food Ordering At Their Parks To Limit Person-To-Person Contact

Photo credit: Rich Fury - Getty Images
Photo credit: Rich Fury – Getty Images

From Delish

It goes without saying that summer 2020 looks different than the summers we’re used to. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, activities like eating out, going to the beach, and going to amusement parks have been put on hold for the safety of visitors and employees. As some states phase into their reopening of non-essential businesses, the latter are making plans to

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