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The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to launch a two-year pilot program this summer with seven retailers to allow food stamp recipients the ability to purchase their groceries online.

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The New Year is here, and with the holiday season coming to a close many people are indulging in retrospection and reevaluating some of their life choices. New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to start making the changes that they said they would make next week, next month, or perhaps when winter starts.

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Give and you shall receive is most definitely true, but giving is much more than receiving. When you discover that giving is better than receiving, you’re well on your way to truly living a life of purpose and worth. Lucky for us, we have a community that understands this to the core. During this busy […]

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FARM TO FORK is a seasonal newsletter from our Community Garden Network  October Newsletter That’s a wrap! The end of October marks the end of the Victory Garden’s growing season and programming. While some say it was a hot summer, and others say it was a dry summer, we are going to call it a successful summer! […]

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FARM TO FORK is a monthly newsletter from our Community Garden Network  September Newsletter Is it just us or did Fall come a little quicker this year? In fact, according to Michigan State University Extension, Michigan apples are a full week ahead of schedule this year! Meteorologists say that even our trees will begin to change […]

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FARM TO FORK is a monthly newsletter from our Community Garden Network  August Newsletter Happy August! This month, The Victory Garden is excited to announce the addition of a perennial garden! Thanks to one eager volunteer, Gleaners and Shared Harvest Food Pantry will enjoy cool weather crops and perennials well past October and as early as […]

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The closing of Hartland Township’s WalMart Supercenter has already had a large effect in Livingston County — both with its residents and its local food pantries. The closing of the WalMart — one of three southeast Michigan store locations that closed in January as a result of the company’s global restructuring plan — is expected to result […]

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Two key community collaborations result in 13,000 pounds of fresh produce and over 13,000 meals for hungry area families and children. The Livingston County Hunger Council may have earned Livingston County distinction as the first hunger-free county in Michigan, but that doesn’t mean that the work is done.  Creating and supporting a local food system […]

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Over 6,000 Livingston County children lack access to food during the summer months Livingston County, MI — Though many of us remember our childhood summers as times we traveled with our family, roasted hotdogs and marshmallows in our backyards and enjoyed carefree days under the sun, for far too many Livingston County children summer is […]

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