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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NC food program to expand, providing food boxes to more people and investing in farms | Business Local

“When the shutdowns were happening, there were farmers markets and restaurants closing down, and a little bit of panic was setting in,” Miller said. “It put farmers in a bind. They were now without those immediate markets to sell their products.”

CFSA organizers also began considering those who had lost their jobs during the pandemic. Eventually, the association partnered with the Piedmont Culinary Guild, a forum for farmers and culinary professionals. Soon thereafter, they began working with local food hubs to sign up laid-off restaurant and hospitality workers to receive produce boxes.

Jesse Leadbetter, co-founder of Charlotte-based foodhub and delivery

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EIT Food targets healthy food access for Gen Z in latest program

26 Jul 2021 — EIT Food, a food innovation ecosystem supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), is launching a program in which ten “FutureFoodMakers” will call for a radical transformation in the food sector to promote healthy food access.

“The 10 young people leading this campaign will be FutureFoodMakers, which means they will have the opportunity to represent the voices of young people from across Europe. We are currently recruiting young people aged between 18-24 for this role,” Saskia Nuijten, director of communication and public engagement at EIT Food, tells NutritionInsight.

A judging

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Students in Richardson intern program collecting healthy food for kids in need

The Richardson mayor’s summer internship program is collecting donations for kid-friendly snacks for the “Healthy Kids Snack Drive” now through Aug. 5.

Healthy snacks items needed for donation include fruit cups, cereal cups, oatmeal cups, apple sauce, juice boxes, macaroni and cheese cups and soup cups.

The snack drive is organized by high school interns in the program and will benefit families in need. The items will be distributed at the Richardson ISD “Backpack Bash” on Aug. 7 at Richardson High School. Any leftover items will be distributed to area children served by the Network of Community Ministries.

Donations may

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Cornerstone Coffee House – Norris City Opens in Norris City, Illinois through Crimson Cup’s 7 Steps to Success Coffee Shop Startup Program

Cornerstone Coffee House – Norris City opened July 15 in Norris City, Illinois. The shop at 107 South Division Street joined hundreds of independent coffee shops in 30 states that have opened with support from award-winning coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee and Tea.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Connecting friends, family, and community, one cup at a time – that’s the goal of Cornerstone Coffee House – Norris City.

The independent coffee shop opened July 15 with support from award-winning coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea.

“We’re excited to welcome Owner Rachel Gray and

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