Morrisons gives schools free gardening equipment to help kids reconnect with nature and healthy food

Morrisons has launched ‘It’s Good To Grow’, a campaign in all of its stores that will donate gardening equipment to schoolchildren across the UK in the hope of educating kids about where their food comes from.

The scheme will see customers gain one ‘It’s Good to Grow’ token in their My Morrisons account via the app and website for every £10 spent in store or online, which can then be donated to any school to redeem equipment such as gardening tools, composting bins and seeds to get growing.

The National Food Strategy, published earlier this year, outlined the need for

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Capito, Manchin Announce $704k to Support Local Farmers, Encourage Healthy Food Purchases among Snap Participants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition for the West Virginia Lettuce Support SNAP Stretch project. This funding is allocated through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 and will work to incentivize and increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The project also supports both local West Virginia farmers and families by allowing their SNAP dollars to

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Concert will benefit healthy food program | News

SHREWSBURY — A concert on Friday at the Community Meeting House will benefit the Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) Farmacy Project, Rutland County’s Food as Medicine Prescription program.

Emma Hileman, Farmacy project director for the VFFC, said the project is in its seventh year.

“Members are signed up through their health care providers to receive a free CSA (community supported agriculture) share that we curate here at the Vermont Farmers Food Center. Most of our members have chronic health conditions and they need more fruits and veggies in their diet. We partner only with local farmers so this food is

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Fresh Eyes: Working toward healthy food for all

by Michael Banner

Featured photo: AnAkha Anet and her husband Michael Banner help run Island CultureZ with Marcus Hill. The organization works to offer fresh food around Winston-Salem.

For many, summertime means easy access to fresh tomatoes, peaches, squash, string beans, cucumbers, butterbeans, watermelons and other goodies. For others, including those living in urban food deserts, access to fresh fruits and vegetables is a luxury. As some sit down to bounty, others make do with dollar-store junk food. But at Island CultureZ, a local nonprofit dedicated to access to healthy food for all in east Winston-Salem and surrounding areas, we’re

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