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USDA Officials Visit Pasadena Farmers Market; Shine Spotlight on Market Match and Farmers Market During Hunger Action Month

first_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img On Tuesday, September 13, officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will tour the Market Match program at the Pasadena Certified Farmers Market at Villa Parke Community Center to highlight the USDA’s goal of expanding SNAP/CalFresh Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) accessibility at farmers markets across the country and to bring awareness during Hunger Action Month.The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) health programs, in collaboration with City of Pasadena Farmers Market and Hunger Action Los Angeles, brought the Market Match program to Villa Parke and the Altadena Farmers Market in 2015.USDA FNS Administrator Audrey Rowe, a senior official responsible for the national SNAP/CalFresh Program, and FNS Western Regional Administrator Jesus Mendoza Jr., who oversees 15 nutrition assistance programs in California and several other western states, will speak to the press and tour the farmers market to see the Market Match Program operated by Hunger Action Los Angeles, which works to end hunger and promote healthy eating through advocacy, direct service, and organizing. Funds for the Market Match program were made available by the Ecology Center, Hunger Action Los Angeles, and the Pasadena Unified School District.Market Match reduces hunger, promotes healthy eating, supports local small farmers and ultimately helps the environment through making sustainable farming viable. Program participants must spend at least $10 of their CalFresh or own money to receive $10 worth of Market Match vouchers. The Market Match-eligible population includes: CalFresh, WIC participants, and seniors. Eligible participants have access to fresh fruit and vegetables. Participants may join the program at information booths at the Villa Parke Farmers Market on Tuesdays and at Altadena Farmers Market on Wednesdays.FNS provides children and needy families with better access to food and a more healthful diet through its domestic nutrition assistance programs and nutrition education efforts. These programs include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), school and summer meals programs, and food distribution programs as well as farm to school.Speakers’ statements will be followed by a brief Q&A and tour of the farmers’ market which reporters are invited to join. Spanish language media is encouraged to attend.For more information on PUSD’s Health Programs, visit gopusd.com/health or Katia Ahmed, Project Coordinator, at (626) 396-3600 ext 10201.USDA Officials Tour Market Match at Pasadena Farmers Market will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Discussion and Tour at Villa Parke Community Center (363 E. Villa St., Pasadena). Education USDA Officials Visit Pasadena Farmers Market; Shine Spotlight on Market Match and Farmers Market During Hunger Action Month From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, September 12, 2016 | 11:13 am Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Sinn Féin’s Séighin Ó Ceallaigh raises Incinerator with EPA

first_img Previous articleNew President for Mary ImmaculateNext articleLiam loses battle for life in Turkey Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSCllr Séighin Ó CeallaighCo. LouthDublinEPAfactoryIrish CementlicenceSinn Fein NewsPoliticsSinn Féin’s Séighin Ó Ceallaigh raises Incinerator with EPABy Staff Reporter – May 17, 2018 1455 Watch: Joe gives free rein to the healing power of horses Limerick gardai renew appeal for missing Tipperary teen Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cllr Séighin Ó CeallaighSpeaking at a meeting with the EPA in Dublin, Sinn Féin’s Séighin Ó Ceallaigh raised the prospects of the EPA granting a licence for Irish Cement to burn waste at their factory on the edge of Limerick City.‘My personal faith in the EPA and indeed the faith the Mid-West has in the EPA, hangs in the balance with this decision. Moving from burning fossil fuel to burning waste such as tires and plastics will I believe have a more negative impact on the people of the Mid West.’‘Similar practices in Co. Louth have already shown negative effects, with dioxins having made their way into the food chain for human consumption. Dioxin levels in animal carcasses have been higher there than anywhere else in Ireland, and I don’t believe that’s a coincidence.’Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘The EPA have extended the period for public submissions and I would encourage everyone in the Mid West who will be impacted by this burning of waste to make a submission, so that we can keep Limerick green.’More about politics here.  Printcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin Another starting date for Castleconnell works Email Limerick Post Show shines at Digital Media Awards Twitter Council to look at reasons behind city business closures ‘Go for Life’ is older not slower last_img read more