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Hunger Free ND
13 minutes | May 27, 2021
Expanding the Youth Summer Meal Program
The Great Plains Food Bank is more than doubling the number of Youth Summer Meals locations this year. We visit with the director of the program, Nancy Carriveau.
24 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
COVID-19's Impact on Food Insecurity
Friday, January 22, 2021 - The global pandemic caused a spike in people needing food. As part of our series of conversations about industries dramatically impacted by COVID-19, we hear from Karen Ehrens, coalition coordinator with Creating a Hunger Free North Dakota.
17 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
"Hunger Action Month"
September is recognized as "Hunger Action Month." It’s particularly meaningful amid the pandemic, as many families may be facing food insecurity for the first time. Joining us to discuss the problem, and how "food helpers" have sprung to action to help, is Karen Ehrens, the coordinator for the Creating a Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition.
15 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Brian Arett on Senior Services During Pandemic
Adapting to life during a pandemic has been a particular challenge for agencies across the state that offer senior services. The demand for meals on wheels is up sharply, while the opportunities for social gatherings and other services have been curtailed. Joining us is Brian Arett, director of Valley Senior Services.
52 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Meat Supply Disruption ~ Food Insecurity ~ Dave Thompson on Primary
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - Bill Even, CEO of the National Pork Board, visits with Lori Walsh of South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s “In The Moment” about the meat supply chain disruption due to the pandemic, and how that has affected producers. ~~~ Employees at meat packing companies have also been affected, but many of those workers have avoided speaking out about the toll of working during the crisis for fear they’d lose their jobs. As Harvest Public Media’s Christina Stella reports, some children of those workers are becoming activists to help address the problems. ~~~ With unemployment and under-employment still high and eviction notices keeping sheriff's deputies busy, food banks are seeing high demand. Joining us with an update on resources for folks in need is Karen Ehrens of Hunger Free ND. ~~~ Dave Thompson joins us for discussion of today's primary.
3 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
Karen Ehrens is a health and nutrition consultant, registered dietitian, and policy advocate. This commentary originally aired on Prairie Public in April of 2014.
3 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
“The SNAP Challenge”
We share a commentary that originally aired on Prairie Public in November of 2013 from consultant Karen Ehrens.
17 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
We conclude the series as we hear about the reasons food insecurity has increased in the state. We visit with health and nutrition consultant Karen Ehrens and the new president of the Great Plains Food Bank, Melissa Sobolik, who will also tell us about their statewide summit coming up on the 24th.
19 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
WIC Program and World Breastfeeding Month
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – We continue our monthly observance of Hunger Free North Dakota’s 10th year as we visit with Colleen Pearce and Kim Hinnenkamp about the special supplemental program for Women Infants and Children, known as WIC. August is also World Breastfeeding Month.
14 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
Senior Meal Programs
We learn about senior meal programs from Jaclyn Seefeldt, Aging Services Program Administrator at the North Dakota Department of Human Services.
18 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
Snap and Nutrition Education
A discussion of efforts to provide nutrition education to people who receive SNAP benefits. SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Joining us is NDSU Extension specialist Megan Ditterick.
16 minutes | May 6, 2019
Hunger Free ND: The North Dakota Garden Project
Monday, May 6, 2019 – Today we visit with agriculture commissioner Doug Goering about the North Dakota Garden Project.
15 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
Hunger Free ND: Summer Food Service Program
Monday, April 29, 2019 – The Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition is celebrating 10 years of helping people. In observance of that anniversary, each month we’re highlighting one of the coalition’s efforts. Today we discuss the summer food service program, which provides lunches during the summer when school is out. Joining us is Linda Schloer, director of child nutrition programs at the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.
21 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
Hunger Free ND: Rural Grocery Access
The Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition is celebrating 10 years of helping people. Karen Ehrens and Lori Capouch join us to discuss the group’s various efforts, including the Rural Grocer Initiative, which seeks to address the continuing loss of rural grocery stores. There’s been a 15% drop in just 5 years.
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