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West Des Moines, IA: Iowa, The 'World's Food Capital,' Is Hungry

West Des Moines, IA: Iowa, The 'World's Food Capital,' Is Hungry

westdesmoines.patch.com  12.22.2011
"There are so many middle-class families that were never in the system and don't know where to begin to look for help."
Watsonville, CA: Not Your Mama's Jello Cake

Watsonville, CA: Not Your Mama's Jello Cake

watsonville.patch.com  12.22.2011
"I've never been a person who likes to paint or draw, but I like doing this. It's art."
Kennesaw, GA: Iraq Vet Graduates As War Ends

Kennesaw, GA: Iraq Vet Graduates As War Ends

kennesaw.patch.com  12.16.2011
"We're not asking to be seen as heroes ... We just want people to understand that when we're ready, we'll move forward."
The Granbys, CT: In the Face of New Challenges, Granby Pharmacy Endures

The Granbys, CT: In the Face of New Challenges, Granby Pharmacy Endures

thegranbys.patch.com  12.13.2011
"There's a misconception out there about independents that we are more expensive, which just isn't true."
Dearborn, MI: Local Schools Step Up To Help Students in Need

Dearborn, MI: Local Schools Step Up To Help Students in Need

dearborn.patch.com  12.13.2011
"As educators, the well-being of children has to some first, and we do everything in our power to help them out."
New Lenox, IL: Facing Financial Mess, American Legion Gets to Work

New Lenox, IL: Facing Financial Mess, American Legion Gets to Work

newlenox.patch.com  12.13.2011
"We're trying our damnedest to keep the doors open."
Old Town Alexandria, VA: Recession Drives Women To Direct Sales

Old Town Alexandria, VA: Recession Drives Women To Direct Sales

oldtownalexandria.patch.com  12.13.2011
"Now I really don't have that fear of losing my job, because I control what I do."
Iowa City, IA: Local Mom Confronts Wasteful Water Bottles Through Water Refill Business Plan

Iowa City, IA: Local Mom Confronts Wasteful Water Bottles Through Water Refill Business Plan

iowacity.patch.com  12. 9.2011
"We just don't live in this bubble inside our home, we're part of a greater world, we're interdependent."
Rose Hill, VA: Kimberly Linton, 'D.C.'s Toughest Trainer'

Rose Hill, VA: Kimberly Linton, 'D.C.'s Toughest Trainer'

rosehill.patch.com  12. 7.2011
"I worked for a corporation from 2005 to 2007 ... it didn't take me long to figure out it wasn't the place for me."
Rochester, MI: Owner Of Polish Restaurant Is Living The American Dream

Rochester, MI: Owner Of Polish Restaurant Is Living The American Dream

rochester.patch.com  12. 5.2011
"The customers know everything is from scratch and that's why we've been here 23 years."
Cedar Falls, IA: On World AIDS Day, HIV-Positive Iowans Continue To Face Stigma

Cedar Falls, IA: On World AIDS Day, HIV-Positive Iowans Continue To Face Stigma

cedarfalls.patch.com  12. 5.2011
"I always say that globally HIV/AIDS is looked at as a humanitarian crisis. But here in America it's considered a moral issue ... "
Morton Grove, IL: For Store Owner, The Magic Comes To An End

Morton Grove, IL: For Store Owner, The Magic Comes To An End

mortongrove.patch.com  12. 5.2011
"Customers have to realize it's not just the bottom-line dollar."
Urbandale, IA: Food Pantry Grows as Families Struggle

Urbandale, IA: Food Pantry Grows as Families Struggle

urbandale.patch.com  12. 1.2011
"It's just neighbors helping neighbors. That's our philosophy."
Northfield, MN: Community Exchange Brings Barter Into The 21st Century

Northfield, MN: Community Exchange Brings Barter Into The 21st Century

northfield.patch.com  11.29.2011
"You shouldn't need money to fill the basic needs of shelter, food, clothing, water--that's what community is for."