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President Biden is pushing Congress to pour another $1.9 trillion into the COVID-ravaged economy. In the meantime, his top economic adviser says, he plans to bump up food stamp benefits.
The Trump Administration has been buying food from farmers and getting it to food banks. Food banks, however, say the program was not set up to deliver food efficiently.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — It’s the uncertainty that gets to Darlene Davis. The uncertainty of when she’ll see her 87-year-old mother in person again. The uncertainty of her co-workers’ health. The uncertainty that comes with the novel coronavirus. When a co-worker of hers at the JBS Swift meatpacking plant in Louisville died from COVID-19, she… Read More
MURRAY, Ky. (OVR) — Kentucky and West Virginia have recently been added to a federal pilot program to allow food stamp recipients to purchase groceries online, and Ohio Valley anti-hunger advocates say it’s a good move to improve food accessibility amid the coronavirus pandemic. The pilot program lets those receiving food assistance through the Supplemental… Read More
Restaurateur and chef Jose Andres is well known for his efforts to feed people in disaster areas across the globe. Now, his World Central Kitchen has a new challenge: supporting Americans suffering hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has already served a million meals and hopes to expand even beyond the 100,000 people it… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — As the coronavirus emergency continues, workers are laid off and food supplies have an irregular flow, some businesses in Athens are chipping in to help parents feed their kids. All Athens City K-12 schools are shutdown to prevent coronavirus spread. While the School District is preparing their meals deliveries starting Monday,… Read More
Join Rural Action and OSU extension for a day of farm-food safety training that also counts toward GAP certification. Topics include: Water Quality Worker Training, Health & Hygiene Manure and Compost Handling Domestic and Wild Animals The OSU Extension GAP training is one way to satisfy the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule… Read More
20,000 childless adults who are considered able-bodied and receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 29 Ohio counties will soon be getting letters telling them their benefits are being cut off if they don’t find work quickly. 42 mostly urban and Appalachian counties with high unemployment rates have used waivers to exempt non-disabled people from having… Read More
Every Saturday 9 am – noon both INSIDE and OUTSIDE the Market on State, 900 E State Street, Athens Ohio. All locally produced.
Come on out to our holiday Open House 12-5 Saturday, December 21st! We will be featuring all our consignment artists’ talent. Many will be in attendance, and will have brought in lots of new goodies to peruse – come enjoy refreshments and shop for locally made gifts! Live music on site – stay tuned for… Read More
Need wrappings for that gift, or haven’t yet found something for the people on your list? Come to our drop-in time at Athens Makerspace and whip up a lovely reusable gift bag or choose from our array of sewn project ideas for practical last-minute handmade gifts. These include homemade produce bags, napkins, pot scrubbers, placemat/utensil… Read More
Sewing gifts for your loved ones and want to hang out with other sewists and imbibe a little something while you craft? Bring your projects along and hang out with us at Athens MakerSpace! Snacks, glasses, and venue provided. BYOB or BYOW. Valid ID and $5 cover at the door
Join us for our December BYOB gaming night with original console games on original consoles! We have assorted consoles with assorted games from Sega Genesis to XBOX. Bring your friends and challenge them to a tournament. Or join a single round elimination round robin. You could even challenge yourself to better your old high score!… Read More
The Trump administration has finalized a rule to limit food stamp benefits for single able-bodied adults who can’t show that they work more than 20 hours a week, though legal challenges are possible.
Join us for our November Open House at ReUse on Union from 2-4pm on Saturday, November 9th. Our Upcycling Artist of the Month, Lanna Galloway will be at ReUse on Union showcasing all the amazing quilts and embroidered items she creates! She’ll be demoing how to bobbin draw (definition: using decoritive fibers in the bobbin… Read More
The Our Lady of Mercy CWC Craft Show will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continuing with past tradition, we will be serving our famous chicken pie and equally famous homemade noodles and dessert pies. Many local vendors will have their unique crafts on display for purchase. Please… Read More
Low tech methods of extending the life of your garden for the protection of cool season (such as lettuce, greens, and root vegetables) taught to us by Dan Knier of Hocking College. Free event! All Ages welcome. pin Nelsonville Community Garden, 1950 St. Mary’s Drive, Nelsonville, OH 45764
Tap into your inner artist with the ZMA at Weasel Boy Brewing Company. Join local artist, Carrie Turner, the third Tuesday of the month for a unique art-making experience each night and enjoy an evening of fine craft beer, wine, great food, and creative company. Welcome in the Fall with this beautiful leaf art project…. Read More
Deep inside the company that dominates the business of ketchup-making, there’s a man who makes sure that every squeeze of this all-American condiment comes out just right. He’s the Ketchup Master.
Consumer groups are urging the USDA to change labeling rules for processed meats. They argue that “uncured” and “no nitrates added” labels may falsely lead people to believe these meats are healthier.
Tap into your inner artist with the ZMA at Weasel Boy Brewing Company. Join local artist, Carrie Turner, the third Tuesday of the month for a unique art-making experience each night and enjoy an evening of fine craft beer, wine, great food, and creative company. Kirigami is a style of Japanese paper art that involves… Read More
Saturday, August 3rd, from 1-3pm. Our Upcycling Artist of the Month, Danette Pratt, of SeriouslySickSocks, will be at ReUse on Union showcasing all the amazing art she creates from unwanted socks. She’ll even be providing supplies for attendees to make their very own SeriouslySickSock pins! Pork & Pickles’ awesome kitchen will be providing delicious and… Read More
Some startups are making synthetic versions of animal proteins for use in foods from smoothies to baked goods. The goal: to reshape the food supply without the environmental footprint of livestock.
Dozens of food companies have promised to stop their suppliers from clearing forests in order to grow crops or graze cattle. Now the companies have a tool to monitor those farmers from space.
Lawmakers across the U.S. and in the EU argue that labels like “vegan sausage” or “cauliflower rice” mislead people. Tofurky, the ACLU and others are suing, saying new label laws violate free speech.