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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

  • Wear orange on Thursday to support hunger awareness September 2, 2014
    Hunger advocates from New Orleans and across the country will be wearing orange on Thursday, September 4 in an effort to raise awareness of the 49 million people in the United States who struggle with hunger. It's just one of the many awareness events taking place throughout the month of September in recognition of Feeding America's Hunger Action M […]
  • Spinach extract decreases cravings, aids weight loss September 2, 2014
    A spinach extract containing green leaf membranes called thylakoids decreases hedonic hunger with up to 95 percent -- and increases weight loss with 43 percent. This has been shown in a recently published long-term human study at Lund University in Sweden. […]
  • 10 Types of Hunger and How to Control Them September 2, 2014
    To help you decode what your body and brain are really saying, you've got to learn the difference between the types of hunger—from real to boredom to stress. Here's how. […]
  • Bahrain activist Khawaja on hunger strike, daughter arrested August 31, 2014
    Jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja has been on hunger strike for a week seeking release, his lawyer said on Sunday, adding that authorities have arrested his daughter at the airport. "Abdulhadi is continuing with the hunger strike he began on August 25" in Jaw prison near Manama, said lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi. Jailed for life for plottin […]
  • How to control hunger August 30, 2014
    Your hunger is a mystery. Some days you eat what's on your plate and move on, while others it's like your stomach is an empty pit. Yes, it can be confusing. That's because you're grappling with your hunger (a physical need to eat) and your appetite (a desire to eat). […]
  • Homeless in Silicon Valley September 2, 2014
    Just two weeks ago I heard about The Jungle for the first time. Two local newspaper reports from 2013 call it the largest homeless encampment in America, home to nearly 200 people. […]
  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: 3 Western U.S. cities decrease homeless populations September 2, 2014
    Three Western cities have seen sizable decreases in their overall homeless numbers, particularly in the chronic homeless population, and much of the credit is given to programs that follow a Housing First model. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette […]
  • HOMELESS DAY THREE: First-person account: The attempts to help one Colorado Springs homeless man change his ways September 2, 2014
    Standing under a dark, chilly bridge at 31st Street and West Colorado Avenue that he calls home, Calvin Muzzy described his hopes for the future: a warm, bright apartment he'll share with his best friend, Pete Hill. There will be no more wicked cold nights huddled near Fountain Creek. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette […]
  • Homeless advocates cry foul over BART anti-sleeping crackdown September 2, 2014
    by Jonah Owen Lamb The BART police crackdown on people sleeping in the common areas of the Powell and Civic Center stations — soon to expand systemwide — has sparked the ire of homeless advocates and came about in curious fashion. The longstanding, but never-before-enforced, law on blocking passageways that is being cited by BART was not unearthed by the tra […]
  • Colony of homeless people stays out of sight in Pemberton August 31, 2014
    PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP — In a stand of trees along the banks of a creek near Lakehurst Road, a quiet pocket of desperation exists just out of sight of people driving through Browns Mills. […]