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Columbus State Partners with Mid-Ohio Foodbank on Student-Centric Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus State Partners with Mid-Ohio Foodbank on Student-Centric Market

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 […]

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Study Finds That People Blame Everyone Else for Food Waste

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Study Finds That People Blame Everyone Else for Food Waste

Food waste and food insecurity are two of the nation’s and the world’s biggest problems, and one is constantly working to feed the other. Ohio is working with several food conservation efforts, the most recent of which is a bill that would incentivize businesses to donate their leftover food. A recent study by PLOS One found […]

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Community Kitchen Inc Hires Dustin Speakman as CEO

Amber Hage-Ali Amber Hage-Ali Community Kitchen Inc Hires Dustin Speakman as CEO

Quirky Dustin Speakman — dressed in a button up plaid shirt with a wooden bow tie and a set of thick framed glasses hugging his face — smiles and reclines in his new office chair. “I grew up as a poor Appalachian kid from Southeastern Ohio,” Speakman reminisced. “My family’s homestead had no electricity and […]

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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Supporting the Fresh Foods Shift

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Supporting the Fresh Foods Shift

Large food pantries purchase the majority of their food, and even donated food isn’t free when you consider everything. Only a very small percentage comes from the cupboards of our homes. The supply of food from supermarkets has evaporated as a result of improved inventory control, while demand for food assistance has gone up 40 […]

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