This Week at Broke in Philly: 06.22.18

• Fighting summer hunger block by block, lunch by lunch | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• Planting seeds for the future: Urban Creators’ summer youth program | From: The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
• In North Philly, a produce truck and a supermarket are fighting food insecurity | From: Generocity
• Learning about healthy meals at school | From: The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
• Championing breakfast in schools | From: The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
• Workers making progress on fair scheduling rights in cities | From: Next City
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Planting the Seeds of a Food Forest in Philadelphia

With its myriad public gardens and 40,000-plus vacant lots, many of which have been transformed into community farms, Philadelphia is already a hub for community gardening. Philly also has a shortage of supermarkets in low income neighborhoods, which has made the city an incubator for novel ideas on getting healthy food into people’s hands, cheap or even free. (Read more.)