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If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at Reinvestment Partners, you’ve come to the right place. Here we aggregate news media coverage of our work across all programs.

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If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at our organization, you’ve come to the right place.

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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studied the effects of SuperSNAP, which is run in North Carolina through Reinvestment Partners of Durham, NC, to see if the additional funds translated into purchases of more healthful foods, setting the stage for better health outcomes.

Published in JAMA Network Open, the study found that in the first eight months of the program, SuperSNAP participants not only bought more healthy foods with the extra $40, but they also markedly increased their total purchase of healthier foods with SNAP benefits.

In this cohort study of 667 SuperSNAP participants and 33 246 SNAP beneficiaries not enrolled in SuperSNAP, participation in SuperSNAP was associated with a significant increase in purchases of fruits and vegetables of $31.84 per month.

Harriet’s Place in Durham, sponsored by Reinvestment Partners, is the renovation of the Harriet Tubman YWCA for formerly homeless people or people with special needs and will create 15 apartments close to services, shopping and employment centers.

"One patient summed it up best: 'When it comes to SNAP, you can eat #healthy or you can eat more than once.'

Here in Durham, we as health care providers can luckily offer something to help. Bull City Bucks was a pilot Produce Prescription Program [of Reinvestment Partners] that gives patients experiencing food insecurity $40 each month to spend on fruits and vegetables..."

Eat Well, which is led by Durham-based Reinvestment Partners, provides eligible members with a monthly benefit stipend, which can be used to purchase fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables without added sugar or salt.

The Duke Homebuyers Club connects all Duke employees with financial literacy and resources [via Reinvestment Partners] to prepare them to navigate the process as first-time buyers.

Thankfully, the nonprofit and volunteer organizations in the Triangle have so far met the need to feed families during the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes the Produce Prescription Program run by Reinvestment Partners in Durham, which was providing nutritious food before the pandemic and hopes to find funding to continue long afterward.

Reinvestment Partners has hired Mr. Belcher to give haircuts to our Hotel to Home residents every month.

Reinvestment Partners offers key connections in the local and regional food system for small farms, small businesses, and nonprofits.