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Double Dollar SNAP incentive Program for Fresh Produce

The Double Dollar SNAP program is a concept seen all across the nation at farmers markets and also select grocery stores as a solution in making fresh healthy food more affordable. Double Dollar incentivizes SNAP shoppers to purchase more fresh produce by matching SNAP dollars, dollar for dollar up to $20 in additional funds to be used only on fresh produce. For example, a SNAP shopper slides their EBT card for $20 in... more »

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Garden to Table to Garden (14 Hubs in 14 Dallas Districts)

There isn't one perfect idea to solve food cycle problems in a city of over 1.3MM+ppl and 385sq miles. There should be 14. This is OUR problem. Each unique district of the City of Dallas (sponsored by the councilperson) create its own local District hub(s) of food production/distribution, preparation (cooking) and recycling (composting). Each district would be responsible for: 1. Growing Food (GARDEN): At least three... more »
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Long-Term Network of Grocery Stores in Food Deserts

The American Heart Association submits the need to fund a long-term plan for a network of grocery stores that provide fresh, affordable healthy foods within food deserts in Southern Dallas. A five- to 10-year systematic, sustainable approach, with fully integrated nutrition and health education and programs, could significantly change the landscape and health of Southern Dallas.

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Healthy Food Free Grocery Stores

Healthy, good foods must be rescued before going to the landfill and redistributed to the hungry. Inspired Vision Compassion Center has set up a model that can be used across the city. In the food deserts are many old vacant grocery stores. These stores can be reopened, and retrofitted with a green model, with minimal overhead costs. Our trucks pick up the unsold and short dated products from companies, grocery stores,... more »
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Fresh fruit & veggies via "Meals On Wheels"

My low-income senior apartment building depends upon Meals on Wheels, grocery bags from North Dallas Ministries, North Texas Food Bank and S.O.U.L. deliveries of excess grocery or restaurant produce. Wonderful gifts for us, but only Meals On Wheels delivers food to the tenant directly. Our residents must line up and wait for other sources. So many cannot make it out of their apartments to receive this bounty. Meals On... more »

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Micro-enterprise Policy

Utilize a new micro-enterprise policy to allow communities to cook, bottle / can, and distribute value added products (jams, salsas, sauces, ect...) within their home without the need to rent a commercial kitchen. The policy could be capped to a set dollar amount or lb limit. The aim would be to allow community members to capitalize on creative and learned talent to help address economic insecurities as it pertains to... more »

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SPIN Farming

SPIN Farming utilizes small plots to grow high intensive yields. Utilizing narrow production rows and walking paths, these urban farms can be set up on sites ranging from 1/3 of an acre to a full acre. The goal is to design a farm that would allow an individual or extremely small team with minimum equipment to establish and manage a profitable market farm. It is an ideal platform for areas with limited land access.... more »
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Community Owned / Operated Farms

A time and place based initiative to incubate community based urban farmers to be a catalyst for local economic development and entrepreneurship. The initiative will focus on developing a collection of tool-kits, services, and programs to help community based entrepreneurs set up a successful agricultural operation to aid in addressing food and economic insecurity. We recognize that lack of income and lack of jobs is... more »

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Utilize technology to distribute healthier food pantry coices

A cloud-based inventory system allows food insecure households access to a client-choice food pantry through their mobile device, similar to the grocery store curbside pick up. For many food insecure clients across the Metroplex, food access is a time-consuming process requiring long wait times at the pantry and hoping that day's inventory meets their family's nutritional needs. A collaboration between the food banking... more »

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Wholesome Communities Dallas

Wholesome Wave is meeting the problem of food insecurity and chronic diet related disease at the size and scale it exists with a comprehensive large-scale solution. Wholesome Wave's Wholesome Communities is a multi-year, national initiative that builds upon Wholesome Wave's existing programs delivering affordability through four key mechanisms—SNAP Doubling, Wholesome Rx, community based and direct-to-consumer—and in... more »
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Challenge our Corporate Friends

Wouldn't it be great to have an app like GoFundMe, called GoFeedMe? How about starting with the school districts, DHHS, churches , shelters and non profits to give participants a unique code to use during checkout from Kroger, Walmart,Tom Thumb, families create a profile, description of the needs and allergies. Based on the my plate USDA guidelines select fresh produce protein etc and check-out using paid sponsorship... more »
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Stop the food waste in schools!!!

Every time I go to school I see the amount of food that is being taken to the trash because kids dont eat. The amount of milk and vegetables can feed a great amount of people across the region.

When I talk to teachers the answer about of the food waste they mentioned that this is the way it is and nothing cant be changed. I think this cannot be accepted and I think we should do something about it.

My idea is to work... more »
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Transformative Community Market

Create a destination venue anchored by a quality grocery store, and containing restaurant and an economic hub for food entrepreneurs.. The economic hub would provide affordable spaces for local cooks/entrepreneurs to sell thier food products (jam, tacos, pies, etc.) and would also allow the display and sale of works by local artists. The restaurant's commercial kitchen would provide meals for the restaurant and prepared... more »

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Food Diversion Policy Will Help End Waste!

Grocery stores, restaurants, and other large food producers are responsible for wasting too much food in Dallas. Uneaten food can be donated to feed people and animals, and food waste can be used to create compost instead of filling up our landfills.

Dallas needs a policy that requires food establishments to keep food waste out of the trash through composting, food donations, and other programs. Many cities have helped... more »

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