The newspaper headlines send shivers down the backs of everyday Americans hoping for a break from this wicked economy. Not bad enough that unemployment is still high, that home prices are rising, and that good people still cannot break out of their slumps and meet the challenges for themselves and their families living basic lives. […]
Getting up at two in the morning to head to work is never fun, of that I am certain. Yet, this morning in Bakersfield, California, could not have been more fun, more interesting or even more meaningful. We flew in late from Georgia, and landed at about six thirty Pacific time, having first worked all […]
I recently took an amazing trip to Middle America to see how genuine grass roots efforts come together to help others in time of need. It was cold that morning in Cincinnati, Ohio, when we arrived at 5 AM to help and thank volunteers as they unloaded an 18-wheeler refrigerated trailer filled with food from […]
When the House passed the $819 stimulus package, they did it based on the presumption that sending more money to the average person, through resources such as expanded unemployment benefits, reduced payroll taxes, money for childcare and $20 billion for food stamps. The conventional wisdom on these kinds of give-backs is that through these benefits, […]
I had a meeting today with a ranking member of the New York’s organizations dealing with hunger and food security. It was enlightening; a bit scary, but helpful in understanding the needs and the way in which those needs are being met, or not. To be fair, there are a lot of people who care. […]
Food security and the need to feed people today are important as food is becoming harder for some to obtain.