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Hike for Hunger

The effort raised money for four Bucks County food banks – Bristol Borough Community Center, Martha’s Cupboard (Fallsington), Mary’s Cupboard (Levittown) and the Coordinating Council and Welfare (Warminster) — and mypoorfeat.org, which delivers a hot meal and orange juice to the hungry and the homeless every Sunday. for more

FreeClinics.US

The National Association of Free Clinics is the only national non-profit whose mission is solely focused on the needs of free clinics and the populations they serve. When the NAFC was founded in 2001, the leaders envisioned a network of local free clinics brought together to create a voice much more powerful than could be realized on either a community or even a state-wide basis.

for a state directory of Free Clinics visit FreeClinincs.us

homeless still on the rise in Massachusetts

The number of homeless families living in motels funded by the state now tops more than 1,000, a dramatic 37 percent increase since June 1, a top official for the state Department of Housing and Community Development said yesterday,Tina Brooks, undersecretary of the department, said 1,010 families – including more than 1,400 children – are now living in motels, at a monthly cost of about $2.8 million for taxpayers. for more

Homeless.US

Hunger and the ""Green Revolution"

The man who hated hunger
By Jeff Jacoby He is reckoned to have saved more lives – hundreds of millions, perhaps a billion – than any man in human history.Yet until last weekend, when he died at 95, you could have asked 1,000 people at random, and chances are 998 of them would never have heard of him. for more

Hunger.US

America.us

America.us 50 states and every city and town in those states ,America.us has hotel, apartment, restaurant, event information and more for cities all across the country.

MassachusettsWomen.org

Newly launched MassachusettsWomen.org connecting women of all ages in Massachusetts
and targeting social issues throughout the US

Memorial Day

for memorial day

It is the Soldier, not the ministerWho has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporterWho has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poetWho has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizerWho has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyerWho has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politicianWho has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,Who serves beneath the flag,And whose coffin is draped by
the flag,Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

~Charles M. Province

Food Stamps Up 20 % in Mass

What can be said when a state like Massachusetts see a dramtic up tick in food stamps?
The state added nearly 100,000 people to the food stamp rolls in 2008, the largest increase since at least 1995 and possibly the largest in Massachusetts history, the state’s welfare director said. As many as 20,000 new applications are coming in each month, along with an average of 18,000 requests for extensions. for more see boston globe

Homeless in Chelmsford

Chelmsford had only three homeless students last year, but at the start of this school year, it suddenly had 34. “When a child is homeless, it’s really the community’s responsibility to make sure that child is safe and succeeds, but it lands on the shoulders of the schools to make that happen,” Yeoman said. “We needed to organize a way that people can help with service.” for more

Homeless.us

Chelmsford’s Homeless

ok a few extra’s kids in class and administration are whining how their’s no money to educate the homeless kids of chelmsford “”"it;s against school policy to have more then x number of kids in class”"” they don’t tell you their the ones that make policy,,now iv heard it all. So were (the tax payers of chelmsford) are supposed to believe a few extra kids in each class (homeless ones) is going to cripple the town’s resources . Talk about excuses not to teach or something else to complain about where does the complaining and whining stop?

homeless.us

  • Regional Food Bank seeks your votes to fight against childhood hunger September 21, 2014
    OKLAHOMA – An Oklahoma private hunger-relief organization is asking for your help in getting a $60,000 grant to fight against childhood hunger. The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is turning to the community to help them click their way to a $60,000 grant from Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign. The Regional Food Bank is […] […]
  • Egypt: Critically ill hunger-striker denied crucial medical care September 19, 2014
    The Egyptian authorities are putting at risk the life of a jailed activist, whose health has sharply deteriorated after more than 230 days on hunger strike, by denying him sustained medical care and placing him in solitary confinement. September 19, 2014 International The Egyptian authorities are putting at risk the life of a jailed activist, whose health ha […]
  • ‘Hunger strikes win this round’ September 19, 2014
    The release from jail of a prominent activist on hunger strike is being hailed as a victory for the campaign to release ‘prisoners of conscience’. But the battle is far from over, writes Amira Howeidy […]
  • Hunger awareness campaign sparks agricultural debate on campus September 18, 2014
    Earlier this week, a hunger awareness group parked a black RV on the Oval to educate students about global hunger, but when one student group asked them if the organization advocated for industrial mo […]
  • Hunger is falling, but climate and conflict threaten progress: report September 16, 2014
    By Chris Arsenault LONDON, Sept. 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Land redistribution in Brazil, community gardens in Indonesia, and rising incomes across much of the developing world have helped end hunger for 100 million people in the last decade, new research shows. Globally, an estimated 209 million fewer people face chronic undernourishment today compa […]
  • Billboards That Double as Homeless Housing May Soon Pop Up in the U.S. September 22, 2014
    Whether they’re promoting the latest Hollywood film, causing controversy, or eating smog, billboards are a ubiquitous part of modern life. Earlier this summer, urban design enthusiasts from the Slovakia-based firm DesignDevelop generated international excitement when they unveiled Project Gregory, an architectural proposal that presented an innovative soluti […]
  • Unity could be tough sell for homeless proposals September 21, 2014
    In just a couple of days, some local leaders will get their first peek at a consultant's report expected to say a comprehensive center for the homeless should be located near the county jail. […]
  • Changing definition of homeless would give kids more help September 21, 2014
    Expanding HUD's definition of homeless would make more funding available to homeless children living outside sheltering systems. Local advocates are lending their support to the Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2014. […]
  • Homeless woman finds refuge in art September 20, 2014
    Kateri Pomeroy's artwork. / Shelley Mays, The Tennessean NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Kateri Pomeroy's hands hover over a cardboard canvas, crumbling vibrant shades of solidified water colors into tiny piles. […]
  • Atlanta refuses $100,000 from homeless shelter; will cut off water September 19, 2014
    The City of Atlanta on Friday demanded a controversial downtown homeless shelter pay $600,000 for long-overdue water bills or go dry in a week — hours after rejecting a $100,000 payment. […]