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At A Glance is a bi-weekly news recap highlighting WKKF grantees, investments, communities and partnerships.

According to a report released Dec. 31 by our friends at Center for WorkLife Law, there are still five million (!!!) women of childbearing age without the right to pump at work. The report features the stories of breastfeeding women who struggled with a lack of accommodations, hostility, and retaliation, including an NYPD police officer, an emergency room nurse, a kindergarten teacher, and a U.S. Air Force Airman. Make sure to check out this New York Times piece highlighting the report and then head over to Center for WorkLife Law’s website to find more information about laws and policies as it pertains to this critical issue.

The third annual National Day of Racial Healing was Jan. 22 and we were thrilled to see so many communities across the country celebrating the day. From events in Los Angeles, Chicago, Selma, New Orleans, Richmond and many others in between, we saw an incredible amount of momentum toward authentic and more robust dialogues about racial healing in the United States. Thanks to all who participated and celebrated with us. This is #HowWeHeal. Make sure to check out the write-ups in Food and Wine magazine, Teen Vogue, and Essence magazine. Also, if you happened to miss our livestream event, we’ll help you out with a link. Enjoy!

For 25 years, the Kellogg Foundation has supported the work of First Nations Development Institute in efforts to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. We are proud to continue supporting this important work with a new grant over the next three years. “This grant will support Native communities in building their food systems to increase access to healthy food for children and families, create jobs, and support local economic development. Furthermore, this initiative promotes the Native food sovereignty movement which is growing in prominence and influence.” 25 years and counting!

We believe communities should have access to affordable and nutritious food. Thankfully, Every Table feels the same way. Instead of burgers and fries, Every Table is selling nutritious, fresh, made-from-scratch food, at fast-food prices. Their business model is one WKKF is proud to invest in, in order to ensure children have access to healthy options. Learn more about how we’re helping redefine the food landscape by investing in this healthy restaurant chain!

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