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Louisiana deadline extended for students' pandemic meal aid

Jun. 8, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Low-income families in Louisiana have another week to apply for a program to provide healthy meals for children who lost access to school meals during the coronavirus pandemic, the state education department said Monday. Monday had been the original deadline to apply for the...

Catie Quinn, operations manager, gives food to a student at Paul Habans Charter School in New Orleans, Monday, March 16, 2020, after public schools closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (David Grunfeld/The Advocate via AP)

66% of those eligible seek Louisiana student meal aid

Jun. 3, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About two thirds of those who are eligible have signed up for a program aimed at making sure Louisiana children from low-income families can get healthy meals while schools are closed for the coronavirus pandemic, the state education department said Wednesday. The deadline for signing...

These freshly picked pears, photographed Aug. 25, 2015, in a home orchard near Langley, Wash., were donated to a local food bank where they were reported to be extremely popular with its clients.Food pantries often only have access to contributions of canned fruits and vegetables. (Dean Fosdick via AP)

Home gardeners can help the hungry by donating some harvest

May. 27, 2020 8:59 AM EDT

Gardening’s popularity has surged during the coronavirus pandemic; it provides exercise, outdoor time, emotional well-being and wholesome produce. Home gardening also can provide some hunger relief to others during a time of rising food insecurity. Many home gardeners are donating portions of their freshly...

Homemade food vendors sue North Dakota over sale limitations

May. 13, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota homemade food vendors have sued the state health department over new rules they say restrict their sales. Attorneys with the Institute for Justice are representing five plaintiffs in their case against the state, arguing that the new rules contradict a 2017 law intended...

In a May 1, 2020 photo, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse education major Alex Keller tends to plants in the hoop house at the Washburn Community Garden in La Crosse, Wis. Instead filling his graduation requirements by student teaching in the classroom, Keller is working for GROW, the La Crosse nonprofit group that connects children with nature and healthy food. (Peter Thomson/La Crosse Tribune via AP)

UW-La Crosse student completes garden studies amid pandemic

May. 11, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — When University of Wisconsin-La Crosse education major Alex Keller started working at GROW for the semester, it was already a bit unorthodox. Most education majors fulfill a graduation requirement of student teaching in the classroom. But Keller noticed it wasn’t working best...