The term “culturally-relevant” first referred to teaching practices and was coined by the scholar, Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings in the early 1990s. Dr. Ladson-Billings stated that maintaining the integrity of a person’s culture while being academically successful, is the goal of a culturally-relevant teaching style (source…
In order to effectively start a gleaning project, a VISTA needs to familiarize themselves with the regional hunger relief agencies and the existing food and distribution systems in the communities served. This was accomplished by conducting a regional food bank survey which included questions addressing the…
Plain Language is communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Plain language is NOT dumbing down, but rather a method to simplify understanding and reduce the number of emails and calls from your audience asking for clarification. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 has made this method a standard practice among public agencies as they serve the broader, diverse community, as well as organizations that serve a specific audience with low English proficiency.
Guide to Contracting with Farms for Hunger Relief Agencies This guide is based on the experiences of Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) and its partner hunger relief agencies through the Farm to Food Pantry Initiative (F2FP; a partnership with Washington State Department of Agriculture) and King…
Concrete Jungle’s COVID-19 Grocery Delivery Program provides fresh produce and cooking staples to approximately 300 food insecure families every week.
A Learn N’ Serve Program Geared towards Sustainability and Long-Term Community Engagement at Urban Abundance17.11.2020 in General Resources
With an eye toward the future of potentially not having a staff person to help bring Urban Abundance’s mission to fruition, an important element of 2020 was developing a program that kept volunteers engaged with the organization on a more consistent basis.
Adapting in Times of Crisis: A New Program to Increase Food System Equity during COVID-19 at Urban Abundance17.11.2020 in General Resources
Urban Abundance’s activities have traditionally been centered around volunteer events. When a global pandemic hit, the organization turned to installing publicly accessible edible landscapes throughout the community in a bid to continue furthering their mission when events couldn’t be held.
Evaluating and conveying the impacts of farm-to-hunger relief programs is important not just for reporting requirements but garnering support to further build the program’s impact.
A major economic advantage for a farm to enter into a purchasing contract with a hunger relief organization (HRO)–food bank or meals program–is that a HRO provides a more flexible market than traditional wholesalers (e.g. hospitals, schools, grocers).
Working with Interpreters The different programs at the IRC all work with interpreters to varying degrees. There are certain guidelines to keep in mind when working with interpreters to ensure that the conversation between staff and clients goes as smoothly as possible and not too…