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
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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
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
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
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