Applicants who apply in-person at Houston Food Bank must follow COVID-19 safety measures, including a temperature check, mandatory face masks and social distancing. To make an appointment, call 832-369-9390. … [Read more...] about Houston Food Bank reopens onsite SNAP application assistance office
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That same day, hundreds of cars queued up at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco for the nonprofit organization’s second drive-thru food bank pop-up event. The local food bank has experienced a surge in demand related to the pandemic, now serving 64,000 families a week — doubled from 32,000 prior to the shelter-in-place order and economic shutdown. … [Read more...] about ‘Heartbroken’: Five Bay Area food pantry delivery trucks sabotaged
(BPT) - Access to nutritious foods is a key ingredient in overall health and well-being. Yet food security is the most commonly reported unmet social need in the United States.1 This need has grown into a crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the struggle in communities everywhere, raising the number of those experiencing food insecurity by an estimated 45 percent in 2020 since 2018.2 … [Read more...] about Fighting Food Insecurity to Build a Brighter, Healthier Future
They also “say a lot about why, once the virus was established, it was so difficult to contain,” said Willis, the county’s public health officer. “You have economic factors that lead to the inability to shelter at home and the need for daily wages. Then you have the housing factors that lead to amplification and spread within the household for those essential workers who have been exposed.” … [Read more...] about Latinos make up 75% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?
Colicchio criticized GOP senators, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHillicon Valley: Russia, China and Iran target US elections | Twitter to remove premature election results | Treasury adds Russians, Ukrainians to designated nationals list Overnight Health Care: Senate Democrats block GOP relief bill | Democrats reveal Medicaid chief's spending on high-paid consultants | Trump calls question about why he 'lied' about COVID-19 a 'disgrace' On The Money: Senate Democrats block GOP relief bill | Senators don't expect stimulus until after election | Jobless claims plateau MORE (Ky.) and Sen. John CornynJohn CornynNJ governor designates Juneteenth as state holiday The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - Prudent or 'pathetic'? GOP senators plan to vote on coronavirus relief Thursday McConnell works to lock down GOP votes for coronavirus bill MORE (Texas), for not taking up the Democratic bill. … [Read more...] about ‘Top Chef’ star Tom Colicchio presses Congress to boost SNAP benefits during pandemic