food access

Connections: Discussing Rochester's proposed Food Policy Council

In a recent piece for CITY Magazine, editor David Andreatta detailed plans for a proposed Food Policy Council in Rochester. The council would address...
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Tue, 06/01/2021 - 10:21am
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Connections: Jackie Augustine, founder of BluePrint Geneva

In 2015, Jackie Augustine lost her bid for mayor of Geneva by just 14 votes. Then, she dusted herself off and launched a 501c3 called BluePrint Geneva,...
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Fri, 05/28/2021 - 10:42am
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Emergency food distributions planned this week

Foodlink’s emergency food box distributions are going on throughout the Finger Lakes region. There are three distributions in Monroe County this week,...
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Sun, 05/17/2020 - 3:53pm
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Connections: Discussing emergency food aid during the pandemic

A recent op-ed for the New York Times criticized the federal government’s approach to emergency food aid during the pandemic. The Coronavirus Food...
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Mon, 05/11/2020 - 10:23am
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Connections: Discussing the future of grocery stores

We discuss the future of grocery stores with writer Jon Steinman. His book – "Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-Ops in the Age of Grocery Giants" –...
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Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:23am
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New food subsidy cards accepted at Wegmans

Wegmans has become the latest grocery store in New York to accept a new way to pay for food. The grocery chain now accepts eWIC, a government assistance...
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Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:14pm
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Connections: Discussing the proposed changes to the SNAP program

President Trump wants to reduce funding for food stamp programs and change the way the SNAP program works. Critics have called it the "Blue Apron of...
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Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:41am
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Connections: What's going on with food access in American cities?

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about food deserts, and now so-called food swamps, and what's really going on with food access in America's...
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Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:32pm
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