New report: CNY produces lots of food. It also has areas of food scarcity

Central New York is blessed with rich, fertile farmland and relatively good access to food distribution networks.

Yet those assets are under some strain, and the region also has pockets and neighborhoods where residents sometimes have difficulty finding enough nutritious food.

A new study and report released today makes recommendations for strengthening the region’s food-related economy while also addressing the inequalities in food access.

The report, called FoodPlanCNY, was commissioned by the Onondaga County Agriculture Council and prepared through a partnership of local governments and academic institutions and an assist from a relatively new “food systems” group.

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Kaukau 4 Keiki Partnership Providing Healthy Food to Kids in Rural Areas

The USDA’s Summer Food Services Program is helping to fun the new Kaukau 4 Keiki partnership to provide children living in Hawai’i’s rural areas with healthy food.

The new partnerhship Kaukau 4 Keiki will provide healthy food during the summer for children living in rural areas of Hawaiʻi.

Weekly breakfast and lunch meal kits will be provided for children 18-and-under in rural communities with zip codes starting with “967″.  The weekly meal kits will be available from June 7 for Oʻahu and June 14 for neighbor islands. The program runs through July 31.

“It’s difficult for children in some areas

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