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A rising hunger among children

Doctors at a major Boston hospital report they are seeing more hungry and dangerously thin young children in the emergency room than at any time in more than a decade of surveying families. for more

End Hunger

No childhood hunger in America by the Year 2015

16.7 million American children – nearly one in four – live in households that do not have access to enough nutritious food to lead healthy, active lives.

President Obama has set the ambitious goal of ending child hunger by 2015.

With 22.5 percent of U.S. children in households experiencing food insecurity and the repercussions echoing across our society, this goal is critically important. For a nation as wealthy as ours, it is also achievable.

Founded by actor Jeff Bridges in 1983, the End Hunger Network works with the entertainment industry and other partners to create and support media projects, programs and events to raise awareness and generate action to end U.S. child hunger  for more

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

  • Liam Hemsworth Eyed to Star in ‘Independence Day’ Sequel (Exclusive) January 27, 2015
    “Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth has the offer to star in “Independence Day” sequel “ID Forever,” multiple individuals familiar with the project told TheWrap. […]
  • Hunger striker ‘committed to death’ January 27, 2015
    AN Iranian hunger striker at Darwin’s Wickham Point detention facility has now gone 30 days without food and is committed to seeing it out until death. […]
  • Detained Omani hunger striker health worsening: Amnesty January 26, 2015
    Amnesty International warned Monday of the "seriously" deteriorating health condition of a detained Omani human rights defender on hunger strike since his January 21 arrest in the city of Salalah. Saeed Jaddad, who led Arab Spring-inspired protests in the sultanate in 2011, was hospitalised on January 23, two days after he started a hunger strike f […]
  • Oman: Health of activist on hunger strike deteriorating severely January 26, 2015
    The health of a prisoner of conscience on hunger strike in Oman has deteriorated seriously, Amnesty International warned ahead of his imminent transfer to the capital Muscat for a court hearing. January 26, 2015 International The health of a prisoner of conscience on hunger strike in Oman has deteriorated seriously, Amnesty International warned ahead of his […]
  • Gov't war vs poverty, hunger beyond CCT program January 24, 2015
    MANILA, Philippines – The government said on Saturday, January 24, that its efforts to reduce poverty and hunger in the country are not centered on the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program alone. This comes after the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed that the Philippines' average yearly hunger rate was ... […]
  • Can These Pods Keep Homeless People Warm on Cold Nights? January 27, 2015
    Though the  blizzard of 2015 was gentler than predicted in New York City and Philadelphia, every severe weather warning represents a major challenge to homeless people who can’t or don’t want to seek refuge in a shelter or warming center. The dangers those living on the streets face inspired students at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to come up wit […]
  • Ubiñas: Counting the city's homeless January 27, 2015
    The men with the bad legs - the one in the rickety wheelchair and the one with the cane that looks as if it might snap under his weight - are the first to be counted. […]
  • Homeless youth bring bold, confrontational approach to Santa Clarita January 27, 2015
    The rumpled young men were sleeping on the ground outside the coffee shop as early morning patrons made their way in. They routinely hogged the store's bathroom, and often left it stinking and littered with the residue of narcotic use. At the market nearby they'd cruise the aisles, buoyed by... […]
  • Homeless In Blizzard 2015: What New York, Boston And Washington, DC Are Doing To Help January 27, 2015
    City governments scrambled Monday to get the homeless off the street for a winter storm New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said “could be the worst snowstorm in the history of this city.” With the U.S. Northeast corridor states likely to be hit by some 2 feet of snow and frigid temperatures, public safety departments and homeless shelters are worried this no […]
  • Homeless women 'raped, abused' in return for shelter January 27, 2015
    Homeless women are being raped and abused by men in return for a safe shelter, it has been claimed. […]