Great article about the power of food as a tool for harm reduction. Providing nutritious and resource-appropriate (canned food for folks without kitchens isn’t helpful) food can empower people who use drugs and offset some of their negative health effects. “As a person who is living with hepatitis C, I noticed a huge change in […]
In the Media
The power of systems thinking! Check out this Civil Eats article that outlines ways that food banks can contribute to a healthier and more just food system. Some ideas include participating in Federal jobs programs to pay food bank staff, versus relying on volunteers who are often facing food insecurity themselves. Another idea is to […]
Yet another reason to love Canadians. “Canada is the latest country to acknowledge that pleasure in eating is not only okay, but important. They join Japan, whose dietary guidelines from 2000 led with the message to ‘enjoy your meals.’ In 2016 Brazil’s guidelines highlighted ‘how and where to eat so that you enjoy the foods […]
This sentiment is at the heart of our trauma-informed curriculum, Around the Table: “Samantha Elkrief, the food coach who assists Dr. Ramsey, adds that it’s not just what we eat but the attitudes that we bring to our food that contribute to mental well-being. ‘I want to help people find the foods that give them […]
High housing costs in San Francisco are affecting restaurant workers and chefs, which eventually impacts the restaurants as well. Read this article to learn more about the workers’ and owners’ perspectives and experiences.
Thank you, Code for America, for not only making the CalFresh Food enrollment process easier, but also for gathering and sharing the stories behind the numbers. “After taxes, insurance, union dues, and retirement contributions, I only take home $1,020 every two weeks. My rent is $1,200. I have worked all my life, never been unemployed, […]