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E.g., 03/21/2019

Johnson County has a generally affluent population yet food waste and food insecurity are problems here. According to a study from The Food Policy Council of Johnson County, food waste here is estimated at about 1.6 million pounds annually, valued at approximately  million. During the past five years it has been estimated that 11.6 percent of Johnson County households experienced some kind of food insecurity. 

Join Johnson County Library to examine the issues of hunger. We'll be screening two documentaries, Wasted: the Story of Food Waste,...

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Carmack Community Room

The Actor's Choice, a division of the Senior Barn Players, provides high-quality theater experiences for general audiences. Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of performances. The Players will perform First Kisses by Jay D. Hanagan.

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Johnson County has a generally affluent population yet food waste and food insecurity are problems here. According to a study from The Food Policy Council of Johnson County, food waste here is estimated at about 1.6 million pounds annually, valued at approximately  million. During the past five years it has been estimated that 11.6 percent of Johnson County households experienced some kind of food insecurity. 

Join Johnson County Library to examine the issues of hunger. We'll be screening two documentaries, Wasted: the Story of Food Waste,...

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There is such a thing as a free lunch, just not for everyone. Free Lunch. is an exhibition of works by the artist duo Father-Daughter Confessional where food is the central thought. In this new performance work by m.o.i., aka Minister of Information, and Sarah Star Wilkison, the intricacies of food security in a paradoxical world are examined. The artists create simple sack lunches packed with nutrition, tasty tidbits and a few surprises. Only a few are available - will you get to eat today? Come to the exhibit and find out.

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Carmack Community Room

Johnson County has a generally affluent population yet food waste and food insecurity are problems here. According to a study from The Food Policy Council of Johnson County, food waste here is estimated at about 1.6 million pounds annually. During the past five years it has been estimated that 11.6 percent of Johnson County households experienced some kind of food insecurity.

Presented with the Food Policy Council of Johnson County.

Stories of Food Open House • 11 am...

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Our food choices affect health and pocket book, but also the health of our community and planet. Sustainable diets meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. This program discusses healthy, nutritious and affordable options for better health. You'll see examples of ways to buy local/regional foods and get tips on stretching food dollars. You'll also learn some strategies to help reduce food waste. 

Presented by Crystal Futrell, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension.

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Meeting Room

This summer, do something that will change your life. You can learn about the world by living in it, through Amigos de las Americas. This not-for-profit volunteered side-by-side with local residents, made friends to last a lifetime, and gained confidence and leadership skills. Come and meet Amigos alumni. They are local teens who spent last summer in Latin America as volunteers through an organization called Amigos de las Americas. Our programs give you the opportunity to gain essential education and life experience, leadership training, and an entirely new network of friends by living and...

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Conversation allows people to better understand different viewpoints and to build a stronger community. Gather with us to break bread and discuss Food Insecurity in Johnson County. We provide the conversation starters - and the bread - and you provide the conversation. All are welcome at this drop-in discussion. Food and drink are provided.

See all of our coming food, food budgeting, and food insecurity-related...

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This event will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64112. Pre-order admission packages are available on Rainy Day Books

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a journalist, blogger, and memoirist who brings personal reflection and historical scholarship to bear on America's most contested issues. He is a distin­guished writer in residence at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute...

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elementia, the teen literary magazine published by Johnson County Library, presents volume 16 this year. We're celebrating with Jacqueline Woodson, a National Book Award winner and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Select contributors will read their work and show their art previously published in our pages. Complimentary copies of elementia available, and refreshments will be served. Books by Jacqueline Woodson available for purchase and signing.

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