By Scott O’Connell
Posted Feb 25, 2011 @ 08:12 AM
Ken McGagh/for MetroWest and Wicked Local
Volunteer Scott Bevis collects a grocery bag of food for a client at the Framingham Salvation Army’s food pantry Wednesday.
It’s late February, and New England residents have a lot on their mind — the next big snowstorm, the start of spring training, or the return of school on Monday.
One thing they may not be thinking about now is giving to a local food pantry.
“People usually think of giving during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season,” said Lt. Meghan Brunelle of the Salvation Army’s Framingham branch. “But (people are) also in need now.
Anonymous Donor Gives $40K To Local Food Bank
WCCO-TV’s Lindsey Seavert Reports
December 16, 2010 10:12 PM
NEW HOPE, Minn. (WCCO) — Christmas came early for a Twin Cities food bank struggling to keep up with the growing number of hungry families this holiday season.
The Emergency Foodshelf Network in New Hope stocks and serves more than 230 food pantries in Minnesota.
“We are running leaner than we have probably run in years,” said Executive Director Lori Kratchmer, who says this year donations are down at least 20 percent. “Across all suburbs around the metro area so, it’s really broad, the need, and it continues to be greater and greater.
Another awesome story
We as a food outreach have experienced an increase in those needing food, the working poor are those that we find are our biggest group in need. This year for Thanksgiving we are planning on providing Thanksgiving Dinner for 500 families. We are very blessed at the response from our community, people are stopping and helping to prepare for the dinner handout. Thank you Orange for your help!
Report on Hunger Remains at Highest Level in 15 years
Atlanta’s Urban Foursquare Church is facing a problem that many of its parishioners already deal with: homelessness.
Church struggling to hold on
Why sharing is a beautiful thing
October 28, 2010 12:45 p.m. EDT
Jorge Munoz and his team prepare food for the homeless.
- Jorge Munoz is a bus driver who started delivering surplus food to the homeless
- He saves lots of food that would otherwise go to waste
- Munoz has been recognized as a CNN Hero, given award by President Obama
- Munoz: Smiles of those he helps make it worthwhile
Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles about CNN Heroes. Jorge Munoz was named one of the top 10 CNN Heroes for 2009. The tribute to the top 10 heroes of 2010, hosted by Anderson Cooper, will be shown Thanksgiving night at 8 p.m. ET. Voting for the 2010 CNN Hero of the Year is under way at CNNHeroes.com.
Wholesale Food Prices Jump
This eventually makes its way to us the consumer…..
Church that feeds homeless in court
PHOENIX (AP) — On Saturday mornings, crowds of homeless gather with other needy people at picnic tables outside a church in an upscale Phoenix neighborhood, listen to sermons and settle in for sausage, pancakes and scrambled eggs.
The pastor says it’s the Lord’s work. Neighbors say it should be done elsewhere.
Politicians are taking action to fight hunger and obesity in Los Angeles County.
By Mary MacVeanFebruary 18, 2010
The business of government often has been conducted over a meal, but these days it’s food itself that’s on the public agenda: how to get more and better food to poor people, how to improve what children eat at school, how to encourage access to farmers’ products and community gardens, how to combat obesity, and more.
Hungry for Change
‘Truly reaching a stage of being alarming,’ one official says
Homeless men and women stand in line to be searched before being bused to local churches serving as shelters in Riverhead, N.Y.
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ROOSEVELT, N.Y. – Homelessness in rural and suburban America is straining shelters this winter as the economy founders and joblessness hovers near double digits — a “perfect storm of foreclosures, unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing,” in one official’s eyes.
This is why we empty our food pantry weekly
We thank the Lord that weekly He has provided food for us in order to serve the serious growing need. Our food pantry outreach has grown 232% in one year.