This app connects low-income families with free fruit and vegetables

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Tangelo makes it possible to place free orders of fruits and vegetables for home delivery. Many of the neighborhoods in Los Angeles that are being hardest hit by COVID-19 because of overall disparities in health are also food deserts, places where it’s impossible to buy fresh food. While access to groceries has been difficult for many people at points during the pandemic, the problem is especially acute in these deserts. Read Full Story

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Katy Perry and Oprah Winfrey just invested in this startup to eliminate food waste, one avocado at a time

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Apeel Sciences combats greenhouse gas emissions via its ingenious coating to preserve the shelf life of fruits and vegetables—and it’s the ideal investment for a sustainability minded celebrity. Food science startups aren’t your typical magnet for celebrity investors. But today, Apeel Sciences , which creates a natural coating for the exterior of fruits and vegetables such as avocados, asparagus, and citrus to extend their shelf life and prevent food waste, is announcing a $250 million funding round in which Katy Perry and Oprah Winfrey are participating. Read Full Story

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How to grow a vegetable garden, according to legendary chef Alice Waters

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Worried about your food supply during COVID-19? Three experts, including celebrated Chez Panisse chef Alice Waters, share tips for growing your own fruits and vegetables. Like much of the world, I’ve spent the past few weeks glued to my phone—riddled with anxiety, simultaneously bored and busy, desperately wanting to be useful but paralyzed by the vastness of the COVID-19 crisis. Read Full Story

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These electronic price tags lower the cost of groceries as they get older

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Fruit that will get thrown out next week would be cheaper than fruit that expires later. If you’re going to eat it that day, you can save. At a grocery store in Milan, Italy, the longer perishable food sits on the shelf, the cheaper it gets, as an electronic price tag automatically adjusts using an algorithm. The store is one of the first to implement technology from Wasteless, an Israel-based startup that aims to help shrink food waste at supermarkets by selling food before it has to be thrown out. Read Full Story

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This grocery startup is placing fully stocked fridges of free food around the Bay Area

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Cheetah usually gives its expiring food to food banks, but its been inspired by mutual aid projects in New York to also start delivering groceries to a network of street fridges that anyone in need can take advantage of. On a section of Kammerer Avenue in San Jose, California, you’ll find a white refrigerator, adorned with paintings of garlic and carrots by local street artists, sitting right on the sidewalk. Inside, you might find gallons of juice, cartons of eggs, loaves of bread and a drawer full of vegetables all for the taking, at no cost. The fridge was set up by Cheetah, a wholesale grocery delivery startup, as a way to reduce the company’s food waste and give that food directly to Bay Area residents in need. Read Full Story

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Schools are closed, but they’re scrambling to find ways to get food to students in need anyway

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30 million American children rely on schools for lunch. With schools closed, many are still offering food. Millions of students are now out of school because of the coronavirus crisis—and may be home for the rest of the school year. For many students, that also means that it could be harder to eat: 30 million American children rely on free or reduced-price lunches, and some also eat free breakfast and dinner at school. It’s one reason that some cities resisted closing schools earlier. As of March 18, 39 states have closed schools. Read Full Story

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