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How to Feed the Hungry: Overcoming Psychosocial Barriers

How to Feed the Hungry: Overcoming Psychosocial Barriers

Assistant Professor of Psychology Stephanie Swales, along with Associate Professor of Economics Tammy Leonard, Assistant Professor of Mathematics David Andrews and Assistant Professor of Human Sciences Carla Pezzia, is part of the Community Assistance Research (CARe) project, which UD facilitates along with the University of Texas Southwestern and the University of Texas at Dallas. CARe finds community agencies and services…

Crossroads Winter 2017 Newsletter

Crossroads Winter 2017 Newsletter

We are so thankful for all of our donors, volunteers and partners! Without you we could not accomplish our mission of nourishing our community’s low-income families. THANK YOU to everyone who has already given a year-end donation.  There is still time to make a holiday gift!  Please click here to make a difference in the lives of the low-income families we serve. Every $50 you invest…

Understanding the Connections: Food Insecurity and Obesity

Understanding the Connections: Food Insecurity and Obesity

While all segments of the U.S. population are affected by obesity, food insecure and low-income people can be especially vulnerable due to the additional risk factors associated with inadequate resources and under-resourced communities. This brief first will highlight research on food insecurity and obesity, and then explore why food insecurity and obesity can co-exist. What Does the Research Say About…

Crossroads Summer Newsletter

Crossroads Summer Newsletter

On July 1st, Crossroads celebrated one year as an independent non-profit! Thank you to EVERYONE for their support this past year as we made the transition from an outreach ministry of FUMC Dallas to an independent organization. We’re so grateful for the relationship we continue to have with FUMC Dallas, and for all new relationships we have formed over the…

Editorial: Dallas needs to ramp up its battle against food deserts

Editorial: Dallas needs to ramp up its battle against food deserts

Food deserts are one of Dallas’ more persistent and perplexing economic development and health challenges. In low-income southern Dallas neighborhoods, for example,  obtaining quality food often requires a couple of long bus rides. Without better options, many residents rely on fast food and convenience store snacks. Last week, City Hall took a  small step toward addressing this problem, formally setting  aside $3 million to lure a major grocery to open…

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report

Increasing participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs is critical to ensure the health and well-being of low-income children. key components of USDA’s effort to increase access to summer meals. Summer 2016 is the time to continue to build momentum around both expansion and improvement of the Summer Nutrition Programs. Child Nutrition Reauthorization legislation, currently being considered by Congress, provides one…

How Dallas could bring healthy food to low-income areas without big-money incentives that don’t work

How Dallas could bring healthy food to low-income areas without big-money incentives that don’t work

Getting a Costco in Dallas has certainly generated a buzz. Given the fervor, one might conclude that North Dallasites have no other shopping options in the LBJ Freeway/North Central Expressway area, rather than the abundance of quality retail establishments, particularly full service grocery stores, that criss-cross nearby streets. But the news has been received with disappointment and mild outrage in…

Crossroads Spring Newsletter

Crossroads Spring Newsletter

With summer almost here, we are expecting our number of clients to really pick up. Many kids who rely on school meals struggle to get enough to eat during the summer months – so this is a time when our families need our assistance most! Volunteers who can make a weekly or monthly commitment are needed to assist with client…

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