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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, which delivers a hot meal and orange juice to the hungry and the homeless every Sunday. for more


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

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


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

Newly launched 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

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?

  • Hunger strike ends at Regina Provincial Correctional Centre March 3, 2015
    A hunger strike at Regina Provincial Correctional Centre has ended. […]
  • Hunger Run to put a spotlight on hunger in the Cape area March 3, 2015
    In 2014, more than 11,000 people in Cape Girardeau county, including 3,000 children, didn't know where their next meal would come from, according to the Southeast Missouri Food Bank. […]
  • Cultural needs part of Regina jail protest, defence lawyer says March 3, 2015
    The need for cultural and spiritual services is part of the motivation behind a brief hunger strike at the Regina Correctional Centre, a defence lawyer says. On Tuesday afternoon, a government spokesperson said the protest action had ended. Earlier, Bob Hrycan, who represents one of the inmates involved in the protest, told CBC News the hunger strike was […]
  • Win a ‘Mockingjay’ poster signed by Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and more stars March 3, 2015
    To celebrate the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 on DVD and Blu-ray this Friday, Hypable has a special giveaway for fans! Love The Hunger Games? Then you’ll love this prize: A Mockingjay, Part 1 poster signed by Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), Francis Lawrence (director), Elizabeth Banks (Effie), and Donald Sutherland [… […]
  • Jailed Ukrainian pilot 'may be transferred to hospital' March 3, 2015
    A Ukrainian airforce pilot who has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for 81 days might be transferred to a civilian hospital if her health deteriorates, the prison service said Tuesday. The statement by Russia's prison service raised the possibility of Nadia Savchenko, who is also a member of the Ukraine parliament, being transferred from the hosp […]
  • Homeless man killed by LA police 'not French': French ministry March 4, 2015
    A homeless man shot dead by police in Los Angeles was not French, a spokesman for the French foreign ministry said late Tuesday, contradicting a report in the LA Times. "On checking, this man is not a French national," the spokesman told AFP, adding that France had informed the US authorities. LA police chief Charlie Beck said the victim, who polic […]
  • LAPD shooting of homeless man raises questions around police training March 3, 2015
    As the investigation into the fatal shooting of a homeless black man by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers unfolds, it raises questions about the effectiveness of police training and how officers respond in the heat of the moment, say law enforcement experts.  “One thousand one, one thousand,” says Reggie Allard, a retired police trainer, who work […]
  • Homeless man shot dead by LAPD had served time for bank robbery March 3, 2015
    By Steve Gorman and Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A homeless man whose fatal shooting by Los Angeles police stirred an uproar among civil rights activists and fellow skid row residents was a convicted bank robber paroled from federal prison last year, according to a law-enforcement source and records. The Times reported that Robinet, accused of […]
  • Protests continue over LA homeless killing March 3, 2015
    A homeless man shot by police in Los Angeles was a French national and convicted criminal, the LA Times reported Tuesday, as protesters continued to voice anger at the killing. The newspaper identified the man, killed Sunday after a struggle with police caught on a video which went viral, as 39-year-old Charley Saturmin Robinet. It cited law enforcement reco […]
  • Homeless man shot by LA cops named March 3, 2015
    A homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had been released last May from a federal prison after serving roughly 14 years for bank robbery, a law enforcement official said. The man was identified as Charley Saturmin... […]