Category Archives: Human Needs

Home Matters Day 2015—May 6, Harrisburg

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): Please join us for a day to celebrate home and to remind our leaders that so many Pennsylvanians are still without the basic necessity of a place to live. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in the Capitol … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Get More Summer Meals to Children in Need

From No Kid Hungry (http://www.nokidhungry.org/): More than 100 No Kid Hungry volunteers and advocates were on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress on Wednesday, urging them to take steps to improve summer meals programs to reach more kids … Continue reading

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Let’s Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation (Action and Resource)

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Scroll to end for highlighted actions and resources. By Marian Wright Edelman Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside … Continue reading

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New Food Hardship Report: What You Should Know. Tell Congress You Want to Solve Hunger

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): FRAC released today “How Hungry is America?” its latest look at Gallup survey data on food hardship. This report reviews 2014 data for the nation, every state, and 100 of the country’s … Continue reading

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Two-Generational Strategies Can Help Fathers, Too

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): Posted at http://www.clasp.org/whats-next/two-generational-strategies-can-help-fathers By Olivia Golden Two-generational programs and policies aim to give struggling families a double boost—for example, by pairing high-quality early education for young children with employment and training opportunities for their parents.  Such high-impact strategies are … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor the Common Sense Housing Investment Act. Make the Call Today

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition (http://www.nlihc.org): Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) will soon introduce the Common Sense Housing Investment Act, introduced in the last Congress as H.R. 1213. The United for Homes campaign has endorsed this bill, and we … Continue reading

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Urgent Action Needed Now: Oppose Budget Proposals to Cut SNAP

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): The House and Senate are expected to take up their respective FY2016 Budget Resolutions next week as the Budget Committees wrap up their bills today. Here are some things you can do … Continue reading

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Food and Justice: Nutrition for Children, Families and People Who Are Incarcerated—May 30, Philadelphia

From Bread for the World (http://www.bread.org): Mark your calendars! A day-long event focused on education and advocacy on child nutrition reauthorization and food issues affecting prisoners, their families, and returning citizens who are leaving prison, as well as low-income communities … Continue reading

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Individuals/Organizations: Immediate Action to Support SNAP

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Next week, Congress is poised to begin consideration of its FY2016 Budget Resolution – and SNAP (formerly food stamps) is being targeted. SNAP has extraordinary strengths, yet some would make disastrous changes … Continue reading

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New NLIHC Report on Affordable Housing Gap Released

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition (http://www.nlihc.org): Nearly one-quarter of all renters in the United States have income at or below 30% of the area median income, and three-quarters of these extremely low income renters are forced to spend … Continue reading

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