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Policy Power for Gleaning Groceries by Love Jonson

Charlottesville’s food-insecure residents will be hit hard by the $8.6 million in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program included in the recently passed federal farm bill of 2014, and food banks and other providers will feel the squeeze. Luckily, … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not: Gleaning Matters for Charlottesville’s Future by Love Jonson

Despite the glossy sheen of Charlottesville’s reputation as a local food hub (it was once dubbed the “locavore” capital of the world by Forbes magazine!), some gaps remain in our otherwise strong community food system. According to Feeding America’s Map … Continue reading

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History of Food Waste in the United States and Charlottesville by Love Jonson

Charlottesville has always been a city of grocers. Today, it is populated with local spots such as Feast!, Rebecca’s Natural Foods, Integral Yoga, and C’Ville Market, and the varied spread of mom-and-pop style, family-owned stores furthers a trend rooted centuries … Continue reading

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Case Studies for Grocery Gleaning (Love Jonson)

Charlottesville, like all cities across America, faces the dual problem of excess food waste and hungry populations. Fresh produce, the most important part of a nutritious diet, is often the hardest to come by at food banks and other anti-hunger … Continue reading

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Grocery Gleaning

This Thursday as I was picking up my groceries from Relay Foods, a grocery delivery service featuring local and sustainable products, I was delighted to find a sign marked “Free Veggies!” in front of the delivery truck. The pile of … Continue reading

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