Changes made by the USDA to the supplemental nutrition program known as SNAP (formerly “Food Stamps”) will end benefits to about 700,000 people across the nation including an estimated 7,300 people in Rhode Island, according to the Rhode Island Department of Human Services. The USDA says changes will take effect April 1st. NBC news reports … Continue reading Rhode Island’s Network Of Food Pantries Prepare To Meet Demand In Light Of Upcoming Changes To SNAP Program
The Gleaners and I, a film by acclaimed French filmmaker Agnes Varda, documents various types of gleaners – in fields, cities, and junkyards – as they recover food and other found objects. Named one of the BBC’s 100 greatest films of the 21st Century, The Gleaners and I offers a unique window into the ancient practice of gleaning … Continue reading Hope’s Harvest RI Film Screening Featuring “The Gleaners and I” 2/29
Watch Martin Bowman, a British gleaner, discuss food-waste as a global issue and gleaning as a means of reducing food-waste, providing nutrients to vulnerable populations and connecting people with their local food-systems.
Hope’s Harvest volunteers LOVE to get their hands dirty to help others but it turns out science says digging can improve our own health and mood as well! Recent studies done on M. Vaccae, a common bacteria found in soil’s microbiome suggests repeated exposure is correlated to improved physical and mental health. Another study published in the … Continue reading A Little Dirt Doesn’t Hurt