Category Archives: Human Needs

Fact of the Week: 1 in 7 Americans Rely on Food Pantries

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2014/08/27/fact-week-1-7-americans-rely-food-pantries/#.U_3zS_ldVqU By Lecia Imbery August 27, 2014 More than 46 million Americans, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors, rely on food pantries and meal programs to feed themselves and their families, according to a study released last … Continue reading

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Support All Homeless Children and Youth

From the People’s Emergency Center (http://www.pec-cares.org): Scroll down for actions. Betty* and her five siblings grew up couch surfing and living on floors of the houses of families and friends. Her mother struggled with substance abuse, and her father was abusive … Continue reading

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How Early-Life Stress Affects the Brain

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-26/childrens-issues/how-early-life-stress-affects-the-brain/a41327-1 August 26, 2014 – Tom Joseph, Public News Service (PA) PITTSBURGH – A new study has determined chronic early childhood stress brought on by poverty, neglect and physical abuse can have a lasting, toxic impact. Sarah Romens, … Continue reading

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Actions Needed to Support Food/Hunger Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Summer Food Message and Action Needed: Urge Senators and Representatives to cosponsor the bipartisan Summer Meals Act of 2014 (S.2527, https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s2527; H.R. 5012, https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr5012). This legislation would expand access to the Summer … Continue reading

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Study Finds Greater Rural Reliance on Food Stamps

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-11/rural-farming/study-finds-greater-rural-reliance-on-food-stamps/a41049-1 (08/11/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Oftentimes, the issue of hunger is associated with people in inner cities, where the cost of living tends to be high. But a new study shows some of … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: More U.S. Cities Have Made It Illegal to Be Homeless

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): By Lecia Imbery August 5, 2014 A report by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty released in July shows a disturbing trend in cities across America – the passage of laws that, in effect, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Household Food Insecurity: An Interview with Dr. Mark Nord

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Mark Nord, PhD, is a sociologist with expertise in measuring and monitoring household food security. He has spent the last 19 years working on food security and poverty-related research at the USDA … Continue reading

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Why ‘Can’t Make Ends Meet’ Trumps ‘Poverty’

Karin Kamp BILL MOYERS / OP-ED/INTERVIEW Published: Saturday 26 July 2014 This week, the Center for Community Change (CCC) released new research that details the way low-income Americans think and talk about living on the edge. It found that the language being used … Continue reading

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SNAP Participation Drops, Error Rates Remain Low

(US News & World Report, July 11, 2014) If the critics of the SNAP Program “really want to make government work better, they should focus on real problems…and stop hyperventilating about non-existent problems with SNAP,” writes Chad Stone, chief economist … Continue reading

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Rep. Ryan’s Poverty Plan – Reactions and Resources

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): By Lecia Imbery July 24, 2014 Earlier today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) appeared at an event hosted by AEI to unveil his new plan to fight poverty, “Expanding Opportunity in America.” Rep. Ryan’s … Continue reading

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