Mutual aid organizations are forming across the country to fill in the gaps for their communities affected by COVID-19

by Kelly West

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One small Austin food pantry is on a mighty mission to end food insecurity and waste.

By Kelly West and Katie Friel

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“You guys are like heroes for the city,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler says when he addresses the group set to take an annual census of people experiencing homelessness.

By Omar L. Gallaga and Kelly West


Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun organized several hundred volunteers to paint homes and build wheelchair ramps at a mobile home park in Arizona.

By Jim Tuttle and Omar L. Gallaga


At Ivy Tech Community College, a network of more than 40 campuses in Indiana, a pillar of their strategic plan is to ensure the basic needs of students are met.

By Kelly West and Jodi Gonzalez

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