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Weekly Round-Up for September 11-15


Community Dinner/Seed Swap

We’ll be feeding you for free on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 5-7 PM at our program center. Bring your friends and family and join us for a home-cooked meal! We’ve combined the dinner with our bi-annual Seed Swap!

Food for Thought Pop-Up Market

We’ll be continuing Food for Thought Markets at the Yellowstone Garage from 5-7:30 pm as long as the weather permits! Join us on Thursday, September 21, 2017 for live music and local vendors.

Call for Donations

Our shelves got emptied last week! Which is good, because kids are being fed. But we need YOU to step up today and donate! Can you buy an extra can of soup, or a box of granola bars?

Can you donate funds? Just $5 feeds one child all weekend!

Next week we are on target to distribute 3,000 meals. In one week! Join us in being the change today!

Here's a list of things we're in need of:

Granola Bars

Fruit Cup


Chef Boyardee

Instant Oatmeal

Box of Cereal

In the News:

Red Lake Indian Reservation leaders hope within a few years to feed the roughly 5,000 tribal members who live there with fresh, organic produce grown on the reservation with the help of fish guts repurposed from a local factory.

Images:. John Enger | MPR News

Over the past few years, oil production has surged, causing a glut of global crude oil. This has kept the price down, and since plastics are made from oil, the cost of making new plastic has stayed low. When oil is pricier, using recycled plastics can be cheaper than making "virgin" plastic from scratch but at the moment, the opposite is true. According to Edward Kosior, a chemical engineer, to use recycled plastics, companies have to consider: Is there an impact on the appearance, and what is the implication for cost? Researchers are now looking for new and more efficient ways to make, and break down, plastics.

In 2016, there were 7.5 billion people around the world. That’s a lot of mouths to feed, and now more than ever, we need to be thinking of ways to fix our food system so that lasting impacts on our environment are positive and families of the future aren’t going hungry. Land use, seeds, distribution, and diet are all key parts to sustainable practices.

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