Roche Diagnostics India launches mobile app to alleviate emotional and mental health burden of healthcare workers

Good News Notes:  “Roche Diagnostics India has launched REACH, a wellness platform developed to support the mental health of healthcare professionals. When the world is fighting COVID-19 Pandemics, Frontline Healthcare Professionals (HCWs) are one of the most vulnerable groups at mental risk. According to the company’s statement, health problems. REACH has announced that it aims to provide front-line…

DC chef launches new nonprofit to provide free, healthy dishes

Good News Notes: “A new community pantry is giving residents in Southeast D.C. access to free, healthy meals. Kyanite Pantry, founded by chef Kya Parker, focuses on vegan and vegetarian dishes. The nonprofit also provides groceries and toiletries to residents in need. Parker lost her job during the pandemic and got the idea to start…

Downtown San Antonio hotel transitioning into new home to the homeless

Good News Notes: “Members of San Antonio’s unhoused population will soon be able to seek shelter at a former Days Inn hotel on East Houston Street. On Thursday, June 17, City Council approved a Department of Human Services pilot project that seeks to serve as a bridge for those chronically experiencing homelessness to permanent housing. …

A look inside Harry Chapin Food Bank as food insecurity continues

Good News Notes: “Cameras were allowed inside of Harry Chapin Food Bank for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Visitors have been banned from going inside for quite some time yet the volunteers never left. That’s because the need for food never stopped. Juanita Alicea is one of those volunteers. “People that…

Modern farming: Coronavirus outbreak spurs high-tech greenhouse boom in China

Good News Notes: “At Chongming Island just outside Shanghai, China’s most populous city, workers collect and pack tomatoes and cucumbers at a glass greenhouse operated by Dutch company FoodVentures, which harvested their first batch of produce at the site in May. The facility is one of dozens sprouting up on the outskirts of China’s megacities…

Tallahassee author surprises disabled veteran with $1,000

Good News Notes: “An act of kindness was handed over on Wednesday afternoon when a local author, J. Andy, invoked the spirit of a character from his latest book and gave a disabled veteran the surprise of his life during a visit to Waffle House. A waitress at the shop handed John Pickett an envelope….