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Entries by Vicki B. Escarra from 09/2010

For Some Children, Going Back to School Means Getting to Eat

| Posted 09.09.2010 | Impact

For low-income families who struggle to overcome hunger, back-to-school season brings an end to the strain of putting additional meals on the table when the free and reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches are unavailable.

Looking forward to the weekend? Some children are not.

| Posted 09.16.2010 | Impact

Imagine an elementary school on a Friday afternoon: children racing to the bus, excited, making plans for Saturday play. While most relish their two-...

Poverty Numbers Alarming, but not Surprising

| Posted 09.24.2010 | Impact

We also know that poverty is severely under-measured in this country and that these figures cannot accurately convey the level of need and the number of people who are suffering through the recession.