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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

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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

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Getting Up To Speed at Partners for Active Living

This month, I volunteered at Partners for Active Living (PAL). I spent time learning about the work that’s been done over the past year by the current Americorps VISTA, … 210 more words

Partners For Active Living

Tailgating with a purpose

On June 5th, I had the opportunity to witness a different tailgate.

When I arrived at the parking lot in Anderson, In., I saw cars neatly parked just waiting for the food distribution to start. 215 more words


A Heavy Heart

It is with a heavy heart that I sit down to write today.  Some of the weight I feel is still lingering from last week’s post about the lack of  availability of summer meal programs in my community for school children who qualify for free or reduced school lunch.  391 more words

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