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Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - NV: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day arrives amid stay-at-home orders, which could make it the perfect time for a backyard compost bin project. (Antranias/Pixabay)

RENO, Nev. -- Today marks the first time Earth Day has been celebrated virtually, and with many people still on "stay-at-home" orders, some environmental groups see a silver lining. Until the coronavirus pandemic upended normal life, Americans spent 40% to 50% of their food costs on eating out. Jo

Even without a pandemic that has caused panic buying at the grocery store, it's estimated that about 40% of food produced for human consumption is never eaten and ends up in landfills where it breaks down and emits methane. (wikipedia.org)

LAS VEGAS -- If anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic has caused you to buy too much food during the current health crisis, experts say there are steps you can take to make it go farther. Supermarket sales have jumped since restaurants in many states closed in an effort to fight the coronavirus pa

About 40 million Americans rely on the SNAP program for food assistance, including more than 400,000 Nevadans. (Nevada Department of Agriculture)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Groups that advocate for the working poor are speaking out against a new policy proposal from the Trump administration to make it much harder for people to get food stamps via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program. Right now, if you qualify for Temporary Assistance for N

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada received more than 100,000 pounds of donated food through the recent nationwide Stamp Out Hunger food drive, but all of that must be sorted by volunteers before it expires. (F Delventhal/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Food banks typically see a big spike in volunteers around Thanksgiving and Christmas. But during the summer, those same charitable organizations often find themselves short-staffed. Some food banks in Nevada are now desperate for volunteers. When school is out for the sum

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada has added a range of foods to help clients target specific health issues, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. (Jessica Spengler/Flickr)

RENO, Nev. – In northern Nevada, health-care providers and food pantries are teaming up to address a common problem: What happens when your diet is causing health problems, but you don't have access to healthier food? The Prescription Pantry program allows doctors to screen their patients no

Jessica Price, a participant in the

RENO, Nev. – An anti-poverty program called "Getting Ahead" is getting a boost from the Whole Foods store in Reno. The store is donating five percent of its sales this Thursday the 11th to the program, which is a part of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The Getting Ahead program is a 16-wee

In northern Nevada alone, people gave more than 25,000 volunteer hours to the food bank last year. (FBNN)

MCCARRAN, Nev. – This holiday season, food banks across Nevada will feed hundreds of thousands of people – and food bank operators say they need help. Food drop-off boxes can be found all around town, and people are being asked to volunteer their time and keep the food banks in mind wh

During Hunger Action Month, people can take part in the SNAP Experience by spending $4 a day or less on food, the average SNAP benefit in Nevada. (Share Our Selves)

McCARRAN, Nev. - About 400,000 Nevadans, including one in five children, are "food insecure," meaning they don't always know where their next meal is coming from, according to the nonprofit "Feeding America." September is Hunger Action Month, so starting Friday, Nevada food banks are hosting events

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