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Donating and volunteering to help during Covid-19, explained

 If you're doing okay during the coronavirus crisis, here's how to help those who aren't.One of the main questions I get asked as a reporter writing about the social and political fallout from the coronavirus crisis is, "How can I help?"It's a natural question. As of this writing, over 115,000 people have died of coronavirus worldwide, includi...
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Novel Coronavirus and Food Safety

Key points:There is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food.Maintaining good hygiene practices is recommended.Anyone with suspected symptoms of respiratory illness should avoid preparing food for other people.Businesses need to follow any social distancing requirements requested by the Australian Government.FSANZ is liaising with the ...
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Food donations:supporting the most deprived while reducing food waste

Written by Silvia Gaiani , University of Bologna. Food donations represent a crucial support for the most deprived and constitute an effective lever in reducing food waste.Although food donations have significantly grown in the EU in recent years, there is still no common EU policy on donations. Policy frameworks and national approaches vary, enabl...
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Food donation laws as a solution to combat hunger and food waste

 World Food Day is here once again, reminding us that we all must play a role in turning "zero hunger" from a goal into a reality. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) are pleased to play their part in reducing the world's "food print"— highlighting food donation as a solution to bot...
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The Dynamics of Food Donation

With more than a third of the food supply going to waste, Inmar's Rob Zomok discusses the benefits of donating food for manufacturers and retailers. Rob Zomok has more than 25 years of leadership in the global supply chain space including significant domestic and international supply chain operational improvements for companies such as Hershey, Wak...
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The Evolution of Food Donation with Respect to Waste Prevention

The donation of food which is still edible can be seen as a specific application of urban mining as food is recovered for its original purpose - human intake. There are several projects implemented worldwide but due to a lack of data, scientific literature about the topic is rare. This paper summarises briefly the evolution of food donation activit...
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Homeless US student population 'highest in more than a decade

 Schoolchildren aged 10-11 and 16-17 are the most likely to become homeless in the US The number of homeless students in the US is the highest in more than a decade according to a new study.Most of the 1.5m homeless children stayed with other families or friends after losing their homes.But 7% lived in abandoned buildings or cars, the report b...
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10 Facts About Homelessness

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Renee Delisle was one of over 3,500 homeless people in Santa Cruz when she found out she was pregnant. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported she was turned away from a shelter because they did not have space for her. While other homeless people slept in cars or under culverts, Renee ended up living in an abandoned elevator shaft until her water broke.Je...
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How do homeless shelters work?

Some people may have a negative perception when it comes to living in homeless shelters. While not all organizations may be able to provide first-class services as others may expect, these groups are making sure that what they do are to their best efforts for homeless individuals.A homeless shelter usually starts with a group of individuals who wan...
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Meals in Emergency Shelters

Emergency shelters receive the most meal benefits for children, at the highest rates of reimbursement, with the least amount of paperwork than any other type of facility in CACFP. CACFP helps enhance the meal services the shelter provides to children and youths who are residents. It gives the shelter a steady stream of Federal money for a nutritiou...
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