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A Day at the Food Bank

Here’s a scary statistic: about fifteen percent of households in the United States are food insecure. Fifteen percent. Even in the world’s largest economy, millions deal with hunger daily. As a group, food insecure households are incredibly diverse. These households include fixed-income elderly individuals, single parent households, individuals with medical emergencies, and the unemployed. Luckily, there are great organizations like Second Harvest...
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A Day on the Farm

Summer is drawing to a close. Kids are returning to school, beach crowds are thinning, and manatees are migrating back to the Florida coast (don’t worry, this manatee is staying in sunny SoCal). For farmers, however, the end of summer signifies the start of their major harvest. Farming has evolved rapidly over the past 150 years from small, individually-owned plots to the vast factory farms we know today. Work that used to take weeks now takes days...
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