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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

  • Women 'marginalised' by world hunger policies April 23, 2014
    Endemic, widespread and deep-rooted gender discrimination stalling efforts to eradicate hunger, say civil society groups Efforts to tackle global hunger and poor nutrition will not succeed unless the underlying "structural violence" and discrimination that prevents women from realising their human rights is addressed, according to a report from civ […]
  • New CEO of the Canadian Hunger Foundation will lead the organization through continued period of growth April 22, 2014
    OTTAWA, April 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF) announced the appointment of Stewart Hardacre today as its new President and CEO. Hardacre joins the organization—one of Canada's longest-standing development non-profits—during a period of growth and transition. "Stewart brings an incredible blend of talents to our team here at th […]
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire still burns brightly above Gravity April 22, 2014
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is poised to enter the top 10 biggest sellers of 2013, with The Hobbit: The Desolation posing its greatest end-of-year threat • More on the UK box office • Hunger Games: Catching Fire – review The winner Following its sensational debut the previous weekend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had no problem hanging on to the top s […]
  • Starved: Inmate hunger strike leads to death in Kentucky April 22, 2014
    Starved inmate: Embry refused 35 of 36 meals before his death, though he drank tea on occasion while continuing to make threats to hurt himself. […]
  • Hunger Games: College Athletes Make Play For Collective Bargaining April 21, 2014
    The NCAA council approved new rules allowing student-athletes unlimited snacks and meals after a star athlete complained about his hunger. But student advocates say they're still waiting to unionize. […]
  • Homeless man arrested in stabbing death of NLR man April 23, 2014
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) – A homeless man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly stabbing a man to death. Little Rock police officers were called to 1400 North Street, but were flagged down by a white male, Leslie Webb, on La Harpe. […]
  • Help for Homeless Hospital Patients April 23, 2014
    EUGENE, Ore. — Homeless hospital patients now have a care facility where they can recover. It not only meets their health care needs, but also reduces financial stress on the health care system. “We have a long-standing challenge with patients that are homeless that also have a lot of medical issues. They are very vulnerable,” … Continue reading » […]
  • Homeless youth shelter opens in Winnipeg April 23, 2014
    A new homeless youth shelter that's opening in Winnipeg today is offering at-risk teens a safe place to stay. […]
  • Study: Fewer military veterans among area's homeless April 22, 2014
    The number of homeless individuals who identified themselves as a military veterans during interviews with researchers is among the lowest since the mid-1980s in Knoxville and Knox County, a decadeslong specialist said Monday. […]
  • Stockholm's homeless now accept donations - by debit card April 22, 2014
    Stockholm's homeless are accepting payments through smartphones after a campaign led by tech startup iZettle. By Samuel Gibbs Samuel Gibbs […]