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New England takes a bite out of Food Waste

Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut all have laws limiting the amount of food that producers, stores, and food providers can to send to landfills. Instead of throwing away excess food, businesses and institutions must donate it to organizations that will use it to help feed the needy. 162 more words


The Journey Continues

Summer is coming to an end.  My kids went back to school Monday, and I am left wondering where the time went.  This summer didn’t quite go as planned, but not many have and it’s not necessarily a bad thing.  474 more words

Food Insecurity

Feeding America, Caterpillar Foundation Partner to Help Feed Families and Children in Need

CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Feeding America, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization, and Caterpillar’s philanthropic organization, the Caterpillar Foundation, are partnering once again to provide food to individuals who struggle with hunger. 436 more words

In The News

Food Pantries Hungry For Summertime Donations

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It’s a hungry summer for thousands of suburban New Yorkers.

Food pantries, which so many people depend on to fill out tables, are running low on supplies, and those trying to help are worried, CBS2’s Lou Young reported. 260 more words


Something to Eat

The gospel reading for this morning is John’s account of the feeding of the 5,000 with 5 loaves and 2 fishes (JN 6:1-15). The question of the disciples is “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?” A similar question is posed in the first reading (2 KINGS 4:42-44 – less familiar to me) when Elisha directs a man who has given him 20 barley loaves to “give it to the people to eat.” When his servant asks, “How can I set this before a hundred people?” The prophet repeats, “Give it to the people to eat. 279 more words

Lights Out!

In June, Chester and surrounding counties experienced a line of thunderstorms that produced strong winds, resulting in the disruption of electric service to more than 130,000 people.  636 more words

Food Banks

Sunny Side Up

I took a couple of weeks off.  The news of the robbery at one of the food pantries in which I volunteer, coupled with the realization that most of the kids in my school district, who receive free or reduced lunch, will potentially go without some meals over the summer due to a lack of summer feeding locations in our area, caused me to become very discouraged.  561 more words

Food Banks