Dotted across the country, community-sized, grassroots programs have cropped up to address daily hunger and long-term food insecurity. They’re not one-size-fits-all, but they offer postures as well as paradigms:
A job skills program that begins with a sack lunch and ends with employment for residents of extended-stays in Branson.
A “community food resource center” in Indiana that blends meals, workshops and advocacy (along with a book club that feeds the belly and the brain).
Small corner stores in Kansas City where, as if overnight, fruits and vegetables appear near shelves stocked with chips and candy.
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