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Q: Will people be able to buy beer and cigarettes with food stamps starting Jan 2015?

A : Nope.

It’s really that simple of an answer. Nah,nope,not happening.
It’s a rumor started among Conservative punditry.

That’s it. The end.

Now, I’ve also been asked to talk about this meme circulated by a few of the liberal Facebook pages: 73 more words

Awareness & Education

Breakfast program quiets rumbling stomachs

For all the luxury-car dealerships, the million-dollar condos and oilpatch bonuses, there’s another Calgary: one where people dress only in second-hand clothes, pinch pennies to make the ever-increasing rent and send their children to school with empty stomachs. 582 more words

Local News

Gleaning, One of the Earliest Forms of Hunger Relief, Makes a Comeback

Warped eggplant. Dented zucchini. Too-small squash.

One major area of food waste in America is on farms, where crops that aren’t suitable for supermarket shelves – usually for aesthetic reasons – are left in the fields to rot. 912 more words

Community & Society

Drought Destroys 75% of Major Crops in Central America

DISASTERS CAUSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE
EXTREME WEATHER
STATE OF CALAMITY
MAJOR DISASTERS
DROUGHT IN CENTRAL AMERICA
CROP DISASTERS
RUST PLAGUE
RISING FOOD PRICES
HUNGER
SCENARIOS: 808, 444, 300, 277, 255, 111, 100, 078, 012, 03, 02… 289 more words

Global Disasters

Local retailers reduce waste and donate to food bank

Darrel Winter raises over 25,000 turkeys every year at his farm just east of Calgary.

Nearly all of the free-range, grain-fed birds make their way to market, with the usual surges at Thanksgiving and Christmas. 953 more words

Local News

The unwelcome return of development pornography

In June 1981, New Internationalist published ‘Merchants of Misery’, a seminal article by Danish aid worker Jorgen Lissner that launched a blistering attack on the use of images of starving black children in NGO fundraising materials.  25 more words

Humanitarian