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Poverty and America's Children

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2011 | 6:44 PM

More and more children are being directly affected by the economic downturn and foreclosure crisis. Recently, Scott Pelley reported for CBS News' 60 Minutes, that a record number of middle class families are experiencing homelessness and hunger for the first time.

The National Center for Children in Poverty estimates...

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Child Poverty and America's Middle Class Dilemma

(1) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 10:44 AM

The 2010 U.S. Census Bureau provides some startling insight into the plight of a citizenry in great need. According to analysis, 40 million Americans and 15.5 million children are currently living in poverty; millions fell into poverty last year, alone. These startling figures may forecast a dire future for generations...

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Massachusetts Families Seeking Help in Record Numbers

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 2:43 PM

Back in November, Peter Schworn of the Boston Globe wrote that nonprofits in Massachusetts are reporting an unprecedented rise in human need. This unfortunate increase in persons without adequate resources underscores the importance of Here’s Life Inner City’s planned city office and ministry activities in Boston.

With unemployment...

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Poor Americans Face More Toxic Exposure

(4) Comments | Posted January 27, 2011 | 10:55 AM

Low-income communities suffer from a plethora of problems that are largely absent in more affluent areas. Among these are high crime rates, lack of employment opportunities, crowded, underfunded schools, substandard infrastructure and transportation and lack of access to essential services. These factors mean that the residents of these communities must...

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Surviving Homelessness in the Cold

(6) Comments | Posted January 10, 2011 | 11:58 AM

With the full force of winter weather being felt across the country and poverty at unprecedented levels, it is important to keep in mind how the cold impacts our most vulnerable. Aside from understanding the negative impact, assessing how you can help is also essential.

Last year, some startling...

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Politicians Make Proposals Following NYC Hunger Survey Report

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 7:24 AM

The Epoch Times reports on the release of the ninth annual hunger survey report by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH). The survey, titled "Hungry New Yorkers Barely Hang On" shows that demand at New York City food pantries and soup kitchens increased by 6.8 percent...

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Food Insecurity and its Consequences

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 2:36 PM

With the nation's current economic woes, it's no surprise that food insecurity is on the rise. The Department of Agriculture (DOA) defines food security as a "lack of access to enough food to fully meet basic needs at all times due to lack of financial resources".

Statistics seem to back...

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Hunger's not a Foreign Concept in NYC

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 8:11 AM

New York City, the center of global finance and home to far more millionaires than any other city in the nation, is clearly a wealthy place. Despite this, 1.4 million of the Big Apple's eight million residents report that they cannot afford the most basic life necessity -- food.

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Exploring America's Poverty Assessment

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2010 | 1:32 AM

The percentage of Americans living in poverty in 2009 rose to 14.3 percent, up from 13.2 percent in 2008. This is the highest rate since 1994. This means that a total of 43.6 million (one in seven) Americans were below the poverty line (the poverty line is drawn at $22,050...

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Dinner For The District's Kids

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 12:12 PM

In the nation's capitol, the need for food appears to be greater than ever.  According to The Washington Post, many Washington DC students will now be receiving three meals per day at school, thanks to an expanded effort to tackle childhood hunger in the Washington DC's public school...

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