Category Archives: Human Needs

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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FRAC Statement on Rep. Ryan’s Poverty Plan

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Repackaging and doubling down on bad ideas doesn’t make them good ones, and that’s what Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s proposal (pdf) today tries to do. This time, instead of just making … Continue reading

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Vertical Farming Taking Root in Pennsylvania

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-24/rural-farming/vertical-farming-taking-root-in-pennsylvania/a40740-1 (07/24/14) DALTON, Pa. – In a sprawling, formerly abandoned warehouse near Scranton, the proof is in the produce as a vertical farming operation has reaped its first harvest. Minnesota-based Green Spirit Farms … Continue reading

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Congress Looks to Cut Cost of Child Care

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-23/childrens-issues/congress-looks-to-cut-cost-of-child-care/a40703-1 (07/23/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – As the cost of child care in this country continues to grow, so does the chorus of voices calling on Congress to take action. For many working families, … Continue reading

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Kickstart Sharing in Your Neighborhood

From the Story of Stuff (http://storyofstuff.org/): Asking your neighbor over for tea can transform your life. Okay, maybe it’s not quite that simple, but starting small and building relationships with the people in your neighborhood is a great first step … Continue reading

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization 101: Summer and Afterschool Meals Webinar

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): August 06, 2014 2 p.m. Register at https://frac.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=28723. Presenters: Katie Adamson, Senior Director of Health Partnerships and Policy, YMCA Erik Peterson, Vice President of Policy, Afterschool Alliance Kate Sims, Child Nutrition Policy … Continue reading

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The Need for SNAP is a Circumstance, Not a Value Judgment

(The Washington Post, July 8, 2014) Darlene Cunha found herself applying for SNAP, WIC and Medicaid after she was affected by the Recession and the housing market crash, which drastically reduced the value of the home she and her husband … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: Since FY 2010, at Least 119 Important Human Needs Programs Have Been Cut, 99 by More than 10%

By Lecia Imbery July 14, 2014 New data released by CHN shows that, out of a group of 131 programs of special importance to low-income and vulnerable people, 119 saw decreases from FY 2010 through FY 2014 after adjusting for inflation. Ninety-nine … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Expand Access to the Summer Food Service Program for Low Income Children

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Problems of access to summer meals, including in rural areas, are among those the bipartisan Summer Meals Act of 2014 (S. 2527, H.R. 5012) seeks to address. Its provisions include funding for … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Fund McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance

From the People’s Emergency Center (http://www.pec-cares.org): The program McKinney-Vento ends homelessness. In Pennsylvania, more than 18,000 citizens are housed with this support. Last year, the U.S. Congress cut funding to the McKinney-Vento by 5%, compelling reductions in housing, employment programs, and more. PEC … Continue reading

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