Food for fines is helping local agencies fill gap in declining summer food donations

I SERIOUSLY love this idea.  More communities should give it a try.

The Yuma County Library District’s “Food for Fines” program is back and it’s helping out in a major way.

Three years ago, the Yuma County Library District realized that several children were not able to participate in their summer reading program due to pending fines on their accounts. Their solution was to add a summer addition to the Food for Fines program.

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Real camping food is unglamorous, easy, and ugly

I’m a loyal subscriber to Bon Appetit. But I’ve come to accept that the magazine and others like it have a very different attitude towards camp food than I do. Planning my recent Memorial Day camping trip in southwest Montana, I clicked through a slideshow of beautiful campfire meals: red-wine marinated hanger steak, seared cod, pan-seared pork chops, bacon-wrapped trout.

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CityBus kicks off summer food drop to help feed children

This summer, CityBus and Food Finders are teaming up with a new project to help feed children.

The program will deliver food to hungry children and their families right at their door.

After receiving a grant through Enterprise Rent-a-Car Foundation, Food Finders Chief Operating Officer Kier Crites said this idea has been in the works but is finally coming to life.

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Farm to School program teaches kids about food systems, farming

“How many of you think you would like to be a farmer some day?”

That’s a question put to elementary students during a classroom visit before they venture forth on a farm field trip. Raised hands are counted and then, given the chance after the trip to ask the question again, we discover if we’ve inspired any potential new farmers.

The hope is we’ve stirred an interest in the kind of person who wants to build an independent business, and who takes pride in nourishing the community while caring for the land and water. That’s a farmer.

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Woodlands Wine & Food Week: Chefs battle for coveted ‘Taco Takedown’ trophy

Vanderlei Bernardi, Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse co-owner and chef, makes tacos during Sips, Suds & Tacos on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Photo: Michael Minasi, Staff Photographer / Houston Chronicle / © 2018 Houston Chronicle

The gloves flew off at Wine & Food Week’s Sips, Suds and Tacos at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott on Friday night, June 8, as 15 restaurants and chefs battled it out for the night’s greatest honor – the Taco Takedown Champion trophy.

“The chefs have the chance to explain the layers and the flavors in their tacos,” said Food & Vine Time Productions’s culinary director, Sherri Segari.

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