Category Archives: Human Needs

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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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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