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DMG Grocery Store – Wall Street’s Nemesis?

Touch the Soil News #996 (Feature photo CCA 2.0 Generic) Decades of economic and financial data reveal that a competitive (for-profit) economic system is structurally unable to expand to a level that includes all people. It’s one reason why there are over 60,000 charitable (non-profit) feeding programs in the U.S. serving some 50 million food insecure. There is no grocer with so many outlets that cooperate together under a national food-banking system. It’s also a reason Main Street America is seeing more and more thrift, second-hand and dollar stores. Making news is the Salvation Army’s opening of the nation’s first non-profit food store to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in the…

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Hope Farms – Solving Problems Through Action

Touch the Soil News #894(Feature photo – courtesy of Recipe for Success) It began by giving monthly hands-on classes that put children in touch with their food from seed to plate. Soon gardens were added and programs such as after-school activities, summer camps, parent classes and community outreach evolved. In their 11th year, Hope Farms – the outreach platform for the non-profit Recipe for Success – has empowered more than 30,000 children in Houston and beyond with knowledge and skills to lead a healthier life. http://recipe4success.org/ Hope Farms is yet another example of the nation trying to re-invent itself. Common to these types of undertakings is the addition of volunteerism…

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