Programs that provide locally grown, healthy foods are making them more affordable to people who are food insecure in Wisconsin.
Category: Beyond Hunger
Wisconsin Watch’s ‘Beyond Hunger’ series examines food insecurity in America’s dairyland.
The series, produced by University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism students, investigates how pandemic-related aid programs alleviated some food insecurity for Wisconsinites — and potential longterm solutions for curbing food insecurity in the future.
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Wisconsin Watch’s ‘Beyond Hunger’ series examines food insecurity in America’s dairyland
Beyond Hunger, a new series by Wisconsin Watch produced by University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism students, examines how pandemic-related programs alleviated a lot of hunger — and what it means for Wisconsin now that those support systems are fading.