Blog Posts By: Lisa Ousley

Local Nonprofit Fights Hunger with Fresh Produce

June 10, 2015

Summer is here, and with it the brilliantly colored jewels of the season — the soft green of baby lettuce leaves, the dark green of curly kale, the creamy orange-yellow of perfectly ripened cantaloupe and the deep purple of plump, juicy blackberries. The smells are just as vivid and the flavors bring back memories of […]

Waste Not: SoSA West Fights Hunger, Wasted Food Through Gleaning

June 18, 2013

Each week in the Kansas City area as many as 66,000 different people seek emergency food assistance. In Missouri, one in four children lives in homes where there is not enough food; in Kansas one in five children live in food-insecure homes. Yet every year, we throw away more than enough nutritious food to feed […]


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