At SXSW EDU, Newman’s Own Foundation President and CEO Miriam Nelson moderated a panel of nutrition experts calling for a nationwide continuation of universal free school meals, but media reports began to hint that the expansion would be unlikely.
Schools Keep Kids Fed Over Winter Break
Students at Burns Latino Studies Academy are stocked up with nutritional foods to take home every Friday through a program called Blessings in a Backpack, funded by Newman’s Own Foundation.
Stepping Stones Tiny Home Neighborhood Receives Appliances, Donations
A truckload of appliances and $25,000 was donated to Stepping Stones Inc. on Thursday to help complete the tiny home neighborhood for youth aging out of the foster care system. Stepping Stones has worked with the Green Bronx Machine and its partner Newman’s Own Foundation to ensure youth ages 16-21 are assisted in transitioning out of foster care with hopes of avoiding homelessness as part of Stepping Stones Inc.’s Youth Transitions Project.
On Pine Ridge Reservation, a Garden Helps Replace an 80-mile Grocery Trip
As the COVID-19 pandemic heightened food insecurity nationally, home gardens allowed Medicine Root participants to have some control over their food supply and to help community members in need. Located in one of the nation’s most impoverished counties, the unemployment, hunger, and housing instability that have made headlines nationwide during the pandemic have persisted in Pine Ridge for generations due to the legacy of colonization and systemic oppression.