CCJ Reports

Macon Food Story, Chapter 1: What is the definition of poverty?

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From the culture of southern food, to food access and the health of the region, we're exploring the food habits of the South hoping to answer the question: What does the food...

September 7, 2018 0 comments

Macon Food Story, Chapter 2: What is a food bank?

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For nearly 25 percent of Central Georgia’s population, finding enough food is a challenge. That’s why food banks – like the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank in...

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Macon Food Story, Chapter 3: Trinity UMC food pantry

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Dozens of local churches serve as avenues for the Middle Georgia Food Bank to get food donations to people who need it. The food pantry opens at Trinity United Methodist...

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Macon Food Story, Chapter 4: Tonya Wright

September 7, 2018

Macon Food Story, Chapter 5: Mulberry Community Garden

September 7, 2018

Macon Food Story, Chapter 6: Meals on Wheels / Sherry Hatcher

September 7, 2018

How good can a cafeteria meal be? This is what an $8 school lunch looks like

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member | September 16, 2018

The scent of fresh-baked biscuits filled the kitchen at Stratford Academy on a September morning. While one cafeteria helper loaded trays of bacon into the oven for the upcoming breakfast break, two others chopped up piles of squash, carrots and Brussels sprouts. In the Stratford cafeteria, students can choose from more than just pizza and peanut butter sandwiches. The school’s lunch menu features...

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This chef’s looking to his roots to put a new twist on soul food

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member | September 14, 2018

Michael Twitty doesn’t cook the same macaroni and cheese his mom taught him to make. It’s loaded with cream cheese and sour cream, and anyone who’s eaten at a Kosher deli might say it tastes kind of like noodle kugel. The chef and author has adapted and transformed a lot of the foods he grew up cooking with his mother and grandmother in the D.C. suburbs, blending together his African-American...

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