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Reinvestment Partners began its statewide program, SuperSNAP, in 2018 in North Carolina, where food insecurity impacts one in seven people... With the Covid-19 crisis, Reinvestment Partners recognized that programs promoting fruit and vegetable consumption were more important than ever. They used CARES Act funding to expand SuperSNAP to serve over 37,000 people.
“Most of our volunteers and clients don’t have access to a secure way to electronically share sensitive tax information, and because we know that emails do not fit that bill, we’ve had to rely on clients physically dropping off their documents and coming back in for signatures,” said Cara Williams, Director of Finance, Reinvestment Partners.
This episode of The Storytelling Lab features Amanda Cazzolla, Director of Marketing at Reinvestment Partners... [who] created an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign from the ground up! This episode is perfect for beginners who want to hear about the evolution of a great storytelling journey from beginning to end.
A graduate of the Department of City and Regional Planning, Peter Skillern has pursued a career dedicated to creatively and effectively addressing poverty and inequality in North Carolina and the nation.
Residents of Reinvestment Partners' Hotel to Home project are benefiting from Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's new Gardens for Everyone initiative, which teaches families to grow and cook their own healthy vegetables. Homeless residents not only gain stable housing for 60-90 days via Hotel to Home, but are now also learning valuable skills in the new community gardens.
For Vannessa Mason Evans, the COVID-19 pandemic first struck in March when it killed her cousin in New York. Evans is chair of the Braggtown Community Association and works as a community organizer for the nonprofit Reinvestment Partners.
The myriad ways the coronavirus pandemic has affected our communities can’t even be calculated. There will be residual effects for years to come — many that we aren’t even aware of yet.
Sometimes purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables can come as second nature, but when hard times hit, these products may not fit into a budget.
Buying healthy food in North Carolina just got a little easier for residents who live on fixed incomes thanks to Healthy Helping, a state-funded produce prescription program run by North Carolina non-profit Reinvestment Partners.
Reinvestment Partners has filed plans and a rezoning request with the city to turn the historic Harriet Tubman YWCA into 14 affordable housing units for low-income residents in the city. The Durham-based group paid $304,500 for the vacant property last September.