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Food As Medicine: Community Heal Thyself

Last month in Pittsfield, Dr. Mark Pettus addressed all three Food Access Collaboratives in Berkshire County at a special Summit. He brought new light to…

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My Visit to the State House

Mary O’Sullivan | Intern, Coalition to End Hunger This summer I have been interning for The Coalition to End Hunger. I do social media posts…

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Arming Residents with Knowledge

Cassandra Laverty | RN,BSN, Westfield Public Health Member of the Coalition to End Hunger’s Service Integration Team As Westfield public health nurses we not only…

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Hunger Does Not Exist in a Vacuum

Mary McClintock As the Community Collaboration Coordinator for Community Action Pioneer Valley, I use my skills, experience, and passion to help our community come together…

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We Almost Won the War on Hunger

Congressman Jim McGovern When I talk about hunger, I almost always start off by reminding people that hunger is a political condition. The conventional wisdom…

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Food Insecurity and seniors.

Food Insecurity and seniors. What struck me most about my talk with Marcia Crenshaw (from Forest Park in Springfield) was how she stressed the importance…

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A Mayor’s Perspective

Last month I had the pleasure of talking to Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle about Food Insecurity in Western Massachusetts.  It was an opportunity to talk…

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The Healthy Incentives Program: Healthy families, and sustainable farms

Winton Pitcoff, | Director of the MA Food System Collaborative Member of Coalition to End Hunger’s Policy Team Launched in 2017, Massachusetts’ Healthy Incentives Program…

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Food Insecurity Screenings

Dr. Vinny Biggs, | Pediatrician, Holyoke Health Center Member of the Coalition to End Hunger’s Service Integration Team I am a pediatrician with the Holyoke…

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‘Cliff Effect’ leaves people unable to afford an income raise

Keleigh Pereira | Family Self-Sufficiency Director, Greenfield Housing Authority Member of Coalition to End Hunger Policy Team “The Working poor” is a term that is…

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Moral Compass

Andrew Morehouse | Executive Director of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Member of Coalition to End Hunger’s Policy Team As 2019 begins, I am…

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The silent challenge of academic success

Judy Raper, Ed.D. | Associate Dean of Student Development, Greenfield Community College Member of Coalition to End Hunger’s Communication & Education Team Despite amplified criticism…

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Happy Holidays

Rene Kane | Member of Communication and Education Team Coalition to End Hunger A new friend recently inquired about my holiday gift shopping. “Have you…

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Human Rights

Justin Costa | Program Coordinator, The Center for Self-Reliance Food Pantries Community Action Pioneer Valley Seventy years ago, on December 10, 1948, the United Nations…

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Raising Awareness

Monte Belmonte | Member of Coalition’s Communication & Education Team Radio Personality, WRSI The River Since 2010, WRSI – 93.9 The River’s Monte Belmonte (and…

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Forty Dollars

Alan Dallmann | Coordinator of the Coalition to End Hunger Hunger Solutions Innovator at The Food Bank of Western The Coalition to End Hunger is…

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