JuJu Harris is the author of The Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook. A former recipient of government food assistance, she now teaches healthy eating skills to low-income families in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of Molly M. Peterson hide caption

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Students prepare fish cakes that will be part of a free dinner offered at Parkside Neighborhood Center in Portland, Maine. Courtesy of Samantha Laster hide caption

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Meal deliveries to some low-income seniors stopped during the shutdown, and distributors are now racing to get meals out. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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