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Across the country, students from low-income households are enrolling in college at increasing rates — with 39 percent of undergraduates falling at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty line in 2016, according to data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study.
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A Dorchester shelter works to transition women and their families to permanent housing through job training and education assistance, and also works to develop other skills like parenting and nutrition. In addition, these women have the opportunity to work on an urban farm.

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Diet of fruits and vegetables is ultimately cheaper, but Bostonians are hooked on fast, convenient food

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What makes or keeps us healthy often has nothing to do with what happens in our doctor's office or a hospital. Angila Griffin made this discovery a few months ago when a community health worker stopped by to check on her kids, who have asthma. Jean Figaro came armed with vinegar and baking soda. They're cleaning products, he explained.

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Health care, education, politics, and pride take a back seat when you have no shelter.

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FoodLink for Tulare County addresses food insecurity and related health issues, including obesity and diabetes, in Tulare County. FoodLink for Tulare County is a nonprofit food bank providing food to needy individuals and families in Tulare County since 1978. The program distributes over 6 million pounds of food annually to a network of food pantries and other nonprofit organizations, which directly feed needy families in the surrounding area.

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