http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/01/local-csa-farms-low-cost-food-access Sosa has no idea what her fellow members are electing to pay. “And that makes such a difference, to not feel like a charity,” she said. At Rock Steady, the annual price for members, based on their income, is split into high ($1,155), middle ($825) and lower ($660) brackets. In the lower bracket, that … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Sliding scale local produce farms offer a way for low income families to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables yearly. There are 500 farms Nationally that produce fruits and vegetables for a subscription community. Subscribers purchase whatever is produced weekly, for a price they can afford, based on their economic situation. At Rock Steady Farms in upstate New York, members are asked to determine their ability to pay and Food Stamps ( Snap & EBT cards from the Federal Nutrition Program), are accepted. Next year, these programs will be expanded Nationwide with Federal Assistance. Farms allowing you to pay what you’re able, give people agency and the ability to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. It’s a win win for small farms and their subscription community.
The Swedish food coop fills the needs of many. Food is brought in from retailers and placed on shelves, similar to regular supermarkets. The difference? Fruits and vegetables may have a blemish, and other products may be short dated. All that’s available at a minimum 30% discount from supermarkets, would have gone to waste. Now … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Sweden has a 14% poverty problem and they’re solving it with nutritious food available in a grocery.
Lo que debes saber para las elecciones “midterms” de mitad de período de 2022 | Brennan Center for Justice — Read on http://www.brennancenter.org/es/lo-que-debes-saber-para-las-elecciones-midterms-de-mitad-de-periodo-de-2022 Information from the Brennan Lawsuit about midterm election and your vote. TheVoieceOfJoyce.me #PoliticsAffectsUS
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/14/criminal-records-california-sealing-expunge-jay-jordan In a country that is home to more than 20% of the world’s prison population but just 5% of the global population, the impact is profound: “It’s not just mass incarceration. We have a system of mass criminalization,” Roberts said. In addition to housing, employment and occupational licenses, records block people from adoption, volunteering, … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce One man’s crusade for employment and Justice, ends with the passage of California Bill: SB 231, sealing all prison records upon request & non violent felonies, automatically, after 4 years of Parole. Citizens can petition to seal their records, so they can regain their rights to work, get a degree, certificates and vote. The USA, punitively incarcerates 70 million Americans, mostly Black and goes so far as to deny many their right to vote. In Florida, Politicians granted ex felons the right to vote, then took away all classifications, except 3. 1.4 million Floridians were deceived, they thought they were now able to vote. At 5% of the World’s population, 20% of the World’s population is incarcerated. Prison is Big Business. When Alabama received Federal Covid money to be spent on schools, teachers & infrastructure , they chose to build 2 for Profit prisons instead? Does keeping people poor, under educated, unemployed, unable to Vote, make sense to you? Is this humane treatment?