Across the country, nearly 40 million Americans live in rural and urban neighborhoods where easy access to affordable, high-quality, and healthy food is out of reach. A new bill, introduced by Representatives Marcia Fudge (D-OH) and Dwight Evans (D-PA), addresses this critical | Read more >
For too long, our nation has attempted to improve health by focusing primarily on the health-care system. To truly achieve health equity, where everyone — regardless of race, neighborhood, or financial status — has the opportunity for health, we must also consider the broader | Read more >
Summit Snapshot: Fighting Gentrification and Displacement in Asian Pacific American Communities in LA
Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.
By Linda Tang, The | Read more >
With almost 29 million Americans without access to healthy foods, the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) is desperately needed to bring jobs and investment and improve health in low-income urban and rural communities.
Since 2011, over $169 million has been awarded through the | Read more >
Wednesday, September 30 (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET)
The National Equity Atlas: New Equity Data for the 100 Largest Cities
Tuesday, June 30 (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET)
Fines, Fees, and Financial Insecurity: The Impact of Court Involvement on Low-Income Men of Color and Their Communities
There is a national discussion taking place on the status of low-income boys and men of | Read more >
Food procurement—how and from whom food is purchased—matters when it comes to ensuring the health and well-being for millions of families, workers, and consumers. Local Food Procurement improves access to healthy food for low-income families and communities of color and also | Read more >
Next week our country will gather together to celebrate Food Day 2014 and join in the fight for a healthy, equitable food system -- one that supports and protects all Americans, especially those living in low-income communities and communities of color. For many years, these | Read more >
Preparing and serving healthy food in a school in Washington, D.C. is more than a job for Howard Thomas. It is his salvation.
In 2007, Thomas was on the streets selling drugs when, after two of his friends were killed, he realized he needed to change his life. He received culinary | Read more >
he federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) is best known as an innovative public-private partnership to improve access to healthy foods in low-income communities and communities of color. But it is also advancing an equitable economy by connecting residents to jobs, | Read more >
After sixteen years of hard work by anti-hunger advocates, California is finally joining the majority of states who have moved away from the draconian provision in the 1996 Clinton Welfare Reform which placed a lifetime ban on federal food stamp programs for anyone convicted of a | Read more >
- There was a “significant improvement” in residents’ | Read more >
Exciting news for the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) – Congress released its joint Senate and House conference report on the Farm Bill late yesterday. It authorizes $125 million for HFFI and would, for the first time, officially establish the initiative at the U.S. | Read more >