Washington’s long-standing battle with food insecurity was only exacerbated by the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City’s plan of attack has included SNAP benefits, funding for Black and Latinx-owned food businesses, and partnerships between the DC Food Policy Council local non-profits. Mayor Muriel Bowser pledged $5 million to improve food access.
Two years after the pandemic began, their efforts have only scratched the surface as food-based non-profit organizations like Dreaming Out Loud and Martha’s Table have continued to see demand grow.
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