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Closer Look: Welcoming America; 'We Stood Up'; And More

Feb 14, 2017
Protesters stand outside of the South Domestic Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Sunday. The Atlanta airport protest was among several that occurred in airports across the country.
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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 file photo, students are given healthy choices on a lunch line at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y.
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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Joseph Molieri, Bread for the World / flickr.com/breadfortheworld

Anti-hunger advocates are keeping a close eye on the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act.

While Congress managed to pass a temporary federal budget last month, the measure expires in December and nothing is off the table when it comes to budget cuts.

“What’s more important than insuring that our nation’s kids have healthy food all the time? It has to be one of our top priorities as a country,” Brett Weisel, advocacy director for the hunger relief charity Feeding America, said during an interview on “Closer Look.” 

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Produce found in local grocery stores is generally grown and harvested on farms. But fruits and vegetables harvested by the Atlanta group Concrete Jungle is usually found anywhere but on a farm – either growing by the side of a road, a highway or even behind a grocery store.

Concrete Jungle is a nonprofit organization that gathers neglected and abandoned fruit and vegetables on public and private property throughout the metro area.

Once they pick the fruit and gather the vegetables they donate the food to groups that serve Atlanta's poor and underserved.

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