Okanagan farm teaches kids about agriculture and giving back

Good News Notes: “An Okanagan farm has partnered with the Westside Salvation Army to provide families in need with fresh boxes of vegetables while teaching kids the importance of agriculture and giving back. As part of a week-long summer camp at Jackalope Farms, the kids learn the value of agriculture and the importance of helping…

How one social worker is giving back to his childhood community

Good News Notes: “When he worked as a student advocate at Fort Vancouver High School, Damien Wheeler connected with a student who was at risk of failing. Wheeler said the student wasn’t asking his teacher for help, so he stepped in. “He felt comfortable because he had someone on his side,” Wheeler said. “And he…

One teen from New York is giving back to the Make-A-Wish organization

Good News Notes: “In tonight’s dose of good news… Make-A-Wish is known for giving young kids unforgettable memories. But one teen decided to use her opportunity to help others. Maria Luz says coming to terms with an epilepsy diagnosis in the winter she turned 12 was one of the hardest things she’s ever had to…

Google launches new search tool to help combat food insecurity

Good News Notes: “Google announced a new website designed to be a “one-stop shop” for people with food insecurity. The “Find Food Support” site includes a food locator tool powered by Google Maps which people can use to search for their nearest food bank, food pantry, or school lunch program pickup site in their community. Google is…

Restaurateur Fights Food Insecurity One Refrigerator At A Time

Good News Notes:  “Mark Bucher, co-owner of Medium Rare, is taking a new approach to tackling hunger. On March 6, 2020, Bucher started delivering free Medium Rare meals to older people who could not easily access food during the coronavirus quarantine. COVID-19 had not officially arrived in the DMV yet, but Centers for Disease Control…

China Harvests First Crop of ‘Space Rice’ in Food Security Push

Good News Notes: “China harvested its first batch of “space rice” from seeds that returned from a lunar voyage last year, with scientists hoping it could help create new plant varieties and safeguard the country’s food security. The crop was grown from the 40 grams of seeds that traveled with the Chang’e-5 lunar probe in…