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Let's Be Smarter About Getting Food to Low-Income People

Andrew Jakabovics | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Andrew Jakabovics

For families who are housing and food insecure, taking advantage of grocery delivery services isn't easy. But there are ways to overcome those barriers, and low-income housing providers can play an important role.

Monique Ruffin: My Third Metric Life

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Monique Ruffin

My son's smile is brighter than sunshine, and when he flashes it I sometimes feel like I've hit the lottery.

I Am a Sister Giant

Monique Ruffin | Posted 01.15.2013 | Women
Monique Ruffin

Shame rises within me as the word "takers" resonates throughout my body. I take a deep breath, attempting to calm the anxiety and heat rising from my belly. I find it difficult to hold the complexities of this issue of poverty within me -- I know the face of poverty well.

GOP Lawmaker Compares Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

In a message to constituents last week, Republican Minnesota State Rep. Mary Franson seemed to compare food stamp recipients to wild animals. Frans...

DHS Closure Sparks Confusion, Controversy

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 01.14.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

What should public agencies do during this time of extended economic downturn? What should the residents do? Do you know people who work full-time and are hungry?

Poverty Increases, But Welfare Enrollment Lags

The Washington Post | Amy Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The welfare rolls have absorbed relatively few of the Americans who have tumbled lately into poverty or unemployment......

Tumbling Down the Incline

Markus Ziener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Markus Ziener

Those who used to be low in the social hierarchy are now quickly landing in the basement. Those who belonged to the middle class are suddenly finding themselves in the lower class.