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Choice and the Age of Peak Child

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

Imagine having to take into consideration the fact that it's likely at least one of your children will die before the age of five. How does that affect the family that you plan for? How does that affect the future that you plan for your daughters or sons?

Now Is A Horrible Time To Cut Food Stamps, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.04.2013 | Business

Congress effectively pulled money out of the hands of 47 million struggling Americans last month when it allowed massive cuts to the country’s food ...

Why the Failure of the Farm Bill Was Good for Low-Income Families

Elizabeth Lower-Basch | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Lower-Basch

The Southerland amendment would have incentivized states to deny SNAP benefits to needy individuals and families by allowing the states to keep half the savings resulting from decreased SNAP payments, even though the federal government pays the full cost of SNAP benefits.

Number Of Children Living In Poverty Grows

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- It wasn't so long ago that David Hutchinson spent a month sleeping under a bridge while his wife and young daughter spent their n...

Pursuing Justice for Children and the Poor Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

I believe this is an Amber Alert time for millions of our nation's poor children and that everyone needs to be on the lookout for the children, to ensure the children's health, safety and education, and to see that justice is done.

Medicaid: Help in Hard Times

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Medicaid is vital -- it provides hundreds of millions of children who are poor or have disabilities with comprehensive health coverage enabling them to become productive, taxpaying members of society.

Janell Ross

Federal Budget Cuts Imperil Social Services In Florida City

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

In the three decades that Fred Marinelli has spent leafing though grant applications from nonprofit groups in Hialeah, Fla., assessing their performan...

States Cut Programs Helping Families Pay Electric Bills

AP | By TOM COYNE | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Many states hit hardest by this week's searing heat wave have drastically cut or entirely eliminated programs that help poor peopl...

Will Politicians Listen to Pastors?

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Our country is in the midst of a clash between two competing moral visions, between those who believe in the common good, and those who believe individual good is the only good. It's time our leaders in Washington listen to someone other then themselves.

Denver Foundation Aims To End Hunger This Summer

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.11.2011 | Denver

It’s the final week to donate to The Denver Foundation’s Campaign for Hunger Relief to help local impoverished children gain access to food this s...