what you can do to improve community food security?

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How can YOU help to improve Community Food Security? : 

How can YOU help to improve Community Food Security? By: Mallory McCarthy

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To increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. -Food and Nutrition Service Mission

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Better Ways to Eat… Eat locally or regionally grown foods Shop at Farmers’ Markets Get to know the farmers as well as support local farmers

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Encourage local stores or restaurants to buy from local farmers Also, encourage them to give left over food to food banks or homeless kitchens

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GROW! Start a home garden or help others learn how to garden Participate in a community garden Volunteer at a local farm or garden

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HELP OTHERS Grow fresh produce for donations Donate food cans Work with local schools to improve meal programs and help them learn about healthier and affordable food options

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VOLUNTEER Interfaith Food Shuttle Neighbor to Neighbor Community Gardens School Lunch Programs Soup Kitchens

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EDUCATE Join an organization working on community food security Learn about different programs Tell your friends and family about current issues and encourage them to help Work with others to develop a program to help food insecure communities

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Resource List USDA, . The National Nutrition Safety Net. USDA, Aug. 2003. <http://www.ait.org.tw/infousa/enus/government/social/docs/nutrition.pdf>. 2. Community Food Security Coalition. Community Food Security Coalition, 2 Dec. 2010. http://www.foodsecurity.org/index.html