The Columbus Foundation today announced Roshelle Pate, also known as the “Food Soldier,” as the 2021 recipient of The Spirit of Columbus Award.
By Jake Zuckerman A Senate Republican from Lancaster is seeking to restrict eligibility requirements on poor Ohioans seeking government assistance paying for groceries and health care. The proposed legislation comes during a pandemic that has killed about 450,000 Americans. Nearly 1 in 10 households said during a survey last month that they often or sometimes don’t have enough […]
By Susan Tebben Infant mortality, broadband connectivity, and racial disparities have been named as major impacts on child health and success, especially as the pandemic continues to create uncertainty educationally and economically throughout the state. A state child advocacy group released its analysis of child welfare before the pandemic, and said the data should be a guide for […]
Local Matters, an organization addressing food insecurity, is bringing back their Veggie Van. First introduced in 2009, the Veggie Van has recently received an influx of funding to get it back on the streets in neighborhoods without easy access to fresh, organic produce. Tori Strickland, Director of Programs for Local Matters, says this newest iteration […]
People are hungry, and good food is going to waste. Enter: Misfits Market, a subscription service delivering low-cost, mildly ugly produce to frugal or limited-budget buyers. A Philadelphia-based operation, Misfits Market is the brain child of Abhi Ramesh, a native Atlantan who, while apple-picking at a farm near Philadelphia, observed a peculiar practice by the […]
If you’re hungry, it’s difficult to concentrate in the classroom. That concept is prevalent in grade schools and high schools across the country, but hunger-based needs don’t stop at the college level. Leaders at Columbus State Community College are well aware of this issue, and are looking to take the next step in addressing food […]
All People’s Fresh Market, first announced last June to be taking over an old beer and wine drive-thru on Parsons Avenue, will have a grand opening next month. Run by the Church for All People’s Healthy Eating and Living Director Erin West, the market will supply free fresh fruits and vegetables to anyone earning up […]