Category Archives: Human Needs

National Survey Finds Bipartisan Majority Look to Government to Lead Much-Needed Fight Against Hunger

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Americans seeing and experiencing hunger Contacts: Jen Adach, FRAC, 202-986-2200 or jadach@frac.org Gary Mickelson, Tyson Foods, Inc., 479-290-6111 or gary.mickelson@tyson.com Washington, D.C. – October 28, 2014 – A new survey (pdf) finds … Continue reading

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WIC and SNAP Celebrate Big Anniversaries

WIC 40 Years: “’As we commemorate 40 years of accomplishments, WIC’s impact can be seen not only through improved child health, but in healthcare cost savings and economic support for local merchants through WIC participant purchases,’ said Agriculture Under Secretary … Continue reading

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Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half Last Year, New Census Data Show

Posted at http://www.offthechartsblog.org/safety-net-cut-poverty-nearly-in-half-last-year-new-census-data-show/ October 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm Safety net programs cut the poverty rate nearly in half in 2013, our analysis of Census data released today finds, lifting 39 million people — including more than 8 million children — out of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Breakfast

From No Kid Hungry (http://www.nokidhungry.org/): School breakfast powers kids for success. Research shows that kids who eat breakfast do better on math tests, attend class more and are more likely to graduate. Currently, we have an opportunity to help 825,000 … Continue reading

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AARP Foundation and FRAC Announce New Tools to Fight Hunger among Seniors

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): The Joint Toolkit Aims to Connect More Seniors to SNAP Washington, DC – FRAC and AARP Foundation are taking a step forward in preventing food insecurity by publishing a digital toolkit that … Continue reading

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Support Policies to Make Child Care Affordable for All

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): We’re turning a corner on child care — but we’ve still got a lot of work to do. Recently we released a new state-by-state report, Turning the Corner: State Child Care Assistance Policies … Continue reading

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Small Scale Food Producers are the Solution to the Global Food Crisis

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/16/small-scale-food-producers-are-solution-global-food-crisis Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 By Common Dreams By Kirtana Chandrasekaran, Martin Drago Adolfo, a small farmer from El Salvador, grows 60 crops and is the personification of the solution to world food hunger. (Photo: Jason Taylor … Continue reading

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Ten Facts about Being Homeless in USA

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/14/ten-facts-about-being-homeless-usa Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 By Common Dreams By Bill Quigley On any given night, there are over 600,000 homeless people in the United States. (Photo: Garry Knight/cc/flickr) Three True Stories Renee Delisle was one of over … Continue reading

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Express Your Disappointment that Legislators are Leaving Without Funding the PA Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): They’re going home while people are still homeless and there are solutions ready to be put into action? The 2013-14 legislative session ends on November 30, but the House and Senate have scheduled only … Continue reading

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Homes Within Reach Conference—November 17-19, Harrisburg

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): November 17-19 Harrisburg Hilton, Harrisburg Making a Difference Together The 2014 Homes Within Reach Conference celebrates our collective achievements over the past decade. Together we are: Rebuilding Homeownership Strengthening the Rental Market Tackling Blight … Continue reading

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