Tsanavi Spoonhunter is an award-winning film director. Her documentary Crow Country: Our Right To Food Sovereignty was recently awarded best documentary short by the American Indian Film Festival. The film profiles tribal members of the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana and their struggles to retain food security. The Crow Indian Reservation is the largest reservation in Montana, stretched across 2.2… [Read More]
Communities in Schools works directly with families experiencing hunger. With the overall mission of helping students stay in school, the organization staffs ten food pantries located in schools in Reno and Sparks. Carolina Juárez, works for the nonprofit as a bilingual site coordinator at Glenn Duncan Elementary School. In this audio postcard, she shares what… [Read More]
One in five children in Washoe County is food insecure and experts suggest this may contribute to the county’s high mental illness rate.
A rise in enrollment in the SNAP program has contributed significantly to a decrease in the food insecure population in Washoe County and Nevada over the past decade. However, new federal rules threaten access to SNAP, especially for lower income communities despite evidence that the program is net positive.