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Dear Prime Minister - Sunday Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant comment on politics
He’s a heffelump he doesn’t get to vote
But the rich have a laugh
While the poor continue to starve
Austerity is wrong and he thinks everyone must know it… 275 more words

Daft Rhymes

day 675: guilt

For context listen to this video about guilt.

I was speaking to someone today about how guilt prevents us from taking real steps to create solutions. 592 more words

Why the Vow of Poverty Makes Total, Radical Sense

This weekend, I was at a wonderful soup kitchen run by a Christian church near me. Something struck me as more out of the usual than I’d had experience with: I was helping in a grocery distribution, and one man said defensively as he passed me, “Believe it or not, I’m not homeless, and I did go to college!” I was confused, at first, at his unprovoked bark, but after I thought how it looked from the perspective of the people we were serving, I figured that it wasn’t unprovoked. 807 more words

NYT Opinionator: "To Feed More, Food Pantries Learn From Supermarkets"

NYT Opinionator published this article a week ago:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/allying-choice-and-nutrition-at-food-pantries/

You have probably heard the statistics over and over again but here they are again: In New York City, as of 2012, nearly 2.6 million people (32%) struggle to afford needed food, and 1.4 million people (17%) are food insecure. 466 more words

Food Pantries

Play Me Please

I was once the grandmother of a girl as black as I am white. She was also quite beautiful – a Serena Williams lookalike and about as tall and curvy.   715 more words

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#TBT: Distributing Holiday Baskets at Christ Church, Staten Island

18th December, 2014

Staten Island is not easy to get to, but once you’re there its hard not to wonder why you don’t visit there more often. 782 more words

Food Pantries

Joel Berg Tells Us Why Charity Is Not the Answer to Ending Hunger in America

About a month ago, TEDxManhattan  hosted a series of talks under the title “Changing the Way We Eat”. This is one of the talks that I looked forward to. 275 more words

Food Pantries