A Thank You to Our Farmers

Farmers work from before dawn to well after dusk, seven days a week, throughout the heat of the summer and cold of the winter, to get food to our tables. This Thanksgiving, as we plan our holiday feast around their harvest, we are particularly thankful for our partner growers. 

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Turning a Bad Conversation to Good (How to Reframe the Dreaded Thanksgiving Table Talk Toward Good)

Family dinners can be awkward at the best of times, but when family members travel from near and far to gather for Thanksgiving dinner, conversation can go downhill faster than you can call dibs on the turkey leg.Today, we want to offer you some tips on how you can turn a bad conversation to good, so you can reframe the dreaded table talk this Thanksgiving.

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The Makings of a Zero-Waste Thanksgiving

Every year in America, we throw out more than 400 pounds of food per person. In the season of giving thanks and giving back, Hungry Harvest is bringing the mission to end this food waste to your Thanksgiving table. Starting next week, we'll be offering all the staples for your holiday feast (except the turkey) in our rescued produce add-on marketplace. In anticipation of our Thanksgiving marketplace, we asked some of our Hungry Harvest Heroes to share their tips for making a holiday full of meaning, and low on waste.  

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Expanding Produce in a SNAP to Meet an Expanding Need

In just over a year of the program’s existence we’ve provided over 70,000 pounds of reduced-cost produce through Produce in a SNAP to nearly 2,000 people. But this is just the beginning. Because we are looking at hunger and these systematic inequalities in access to healthy food from a business perspective, we can make a long-term, sustainable impact in people’s lives, while scaling this program to new markets. 

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Back to School : Making Change with Produce that Makes the Grade

It’s Back to School time! Even as we get busier and the days get shorter, it’s the perfect time of year to use the routine shake-up to set some new healthy habits. Especially if we’re actually making our way back into the classroom. We caught up with Karen Heinrich from the Office of Health Services at Baltimore County Public Schools to talk about how she’s using impact-driven produce from Hungry Harvest to build healthy eating habits into her school year day to day. 

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Full Circle Lessons From a Proud BCPS Alum

I’m a proud alumni of the public education system. I attended Baltimore County Public Schools for 12 years, starting at Summit Park, then Pikesville Middle, then Pikesville High. The lessons I learned from some fantastic teachers are now coming full circle. I use them to run Hungry Harvest so we can return the favor to some of the most influential teachers in my life.

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Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

In this country, 27.6 million children go without the free or reduced-price meals they need during the summer. In Maryland alone, nearly 400,000 children rely on free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch on a daily basis during the school year. When summer rolls around, these children suddenly lose access to the reliable, nutritious meals that help them develop healthy and strong brains and bodies. 

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Customization is here! As promised, this week you can see what's coming in your harvest and make adjustments. Ready to create the mix that's right for you?

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You can’t delegate culture.

At Hungry Harvest, culture isn't just a buzzword we throw around. It's an intangible asset of ours. In his latest post, Evan shares tips on nurturing the kind of culture in a startup that leads to growth, empowerment and satisfaction. 
 

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