school food programs

National Food Day Celebration
4:01 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Delaware Elementary School Students Celebrate National Food Day Through Healthy Eating Activities

A Delaware Elementary School student shows off the apples and grapes she gets to take home as a part of the National Food Day celebrations October 24.
Credit John Smith

  Students at Delaware Elementary School in Syracuse probably made some healthier choices than some adults today on this National Food Day.  The students have been learning about fresh fruits and vegetables all week. 

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FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
6:15 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Food Bank Examines Scope of Hunger in Central New York

Volunteers from Dairy Marketing Services help sort food at the Food Bank of Central New York
Credit Food Bank of Central New York

The face of hunger is changing locally, according to an assessment completed by the Food Bank of Central New York.  The Food Bank recently wrapped up a survey of the scope of hunger in the region, and the results supported stories they’ve heard from their emergency food program partners.  Food Bank Executive Director Kathleen Stress says the picture of hunger has traditionally been a homeless man visiting a soup kitchen.  Now, she says it’s shifted, and it can be more present in your daily lives than you might expect:  

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