Category Archives: Human Needs

How the Felony Drug Ban Keeps Thousands of Americans Hungry

Posted at http://talkpoverty.org/2016/03/21/felony-drug-ban-keeps-thousands-hungry/ March 21, 2016 | Jeremy Haile Bobby and Christie Clark share a late afternoon snack inside their Sedalia, Mo., home. Christie and her two kids receive food stamps, but Missouri denies Bobby access because of his drug felony. (Photo … Continue reading

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Vote No on Draconian House Budget Resolution

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): The FY2017 Budget Resolution voted out of the House Budget Committee last night threatens severe budget cuts to essential federal programs serving low-income families and individuals and proposes to block grant SNAP … Continue reading

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Survive and Thrive (Bread for the World)—April 23, Allentown

Saturday, April 23, 2016 8:30am – 3:30pm First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown This year’s spring advocacy event with Bread for the World provides resources for responding to hunger – especially maternal and child nutrition – and strengthening our … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Provide Full Funding for Housing

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): Congress will soon decide how to divide its available spending for the next fiscal year, FY2017, among the 12 appropriations subcommittees. These subcommittee allocations are referred to the “302(b) allocations.” It is critical that … Continue reading

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HUD Publishes Resources for LGBT Individuals and Families and Service Providers

HUD has published a package of technical assistance materials on the LGBT Homelessness page. Creating inclusive and welcoming communities is a fundamental part of HUD’s mission as America’s housing agency. The materials aid providers in implementing the best practices highlighted … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: 85 Percent of Critical Human Needs Programs Have Lost Ground Since 2010

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2016/02/24/12451/#.Vs3dQ_krIdU By Lecia Imbery February 24, 2016 Out of the more than 160 programs tracked by CHN that assist low-income people, 139 saw funding cuts from FY2010 through FY2016 after taking inflation into account. But it wasn’t just inflation … Continue reading

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Do You Love Me? Feed My Lambs—April 10 Worship Resource

On Sunday, April 10, churches that follow the Roman Catholic Lectionary or the Revised Common Lectionary will read from the Gospel according to John. In the assigned pericope, Jesus cooks breakfast on the beach for his disciples and then asks … Continue reading

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SNAP Provides More than Food Benefits

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): Each year, families and individuals on Medicaid go through a redetermination process to ensure they’re still eligible for this low- or no-cost health coverage. Millions of eligible people lose coverage at this time due to procedural barriers … Continue reading

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization Passes Senate Committee

Bipartisan legislation to reauthorize child nutrition programs passed the Senate Agriculture Committee on January 20. The Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016 sets the policy and funding structure for all of the federal school meal and child … Continue reading

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In Besieged Middle East, Food Becomes Weapon of War

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/29/besieged-middle-east-food-becomes-weapon-war Published on Friday, January 29, 2016 by Common Dreams Despite international laws prohibiting the use of starvation against civilians, forces on all sides preventing aid from reaching blockaded towns in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq By Nadia Prupis, … Continue reading

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