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  • [South Texas:]Dozens of nilgai antelope killed to stop tick spread

    04/08/2007 4:19:18 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 407+ views
    Valley Morning Star/AP ^ | April 7, 2007 | LYNN BREZOSKY
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas — South Texas ranchers brought nilgai antelope from a California zoo decades ago, when it became fashionable to stock their sprawling acreage with exotic quarry. These days the species native to India and Pakistan are not so much a rarity in South Texas as a nuisance. For cattle ranchers they are a possible nemesis, threatening to spread a deadly tick to their herds. Federal wildlife officials say they are competing with native Rio Grande Valley species for food and trampling the brush they are trying so hard to preserve. The fast-running, 600-pound antelope have wandered all around the...
  • Why This Food Bank is Turning Away Junk Food

    08/16/2016 12:20:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Civil Eats ^ | August 15, 2016 | Whitney Pipkin
    The largest hunger-fighting organization in the nation’s capital has put food-donating retailers on notice: no more candy, sugary sodas, or sheet cakes. As key as donations are to the nonprofit’s bottom line, the Capital Area Food Bank recently told retailers that, beginning this fall, it won’t accept free food that comes at a cost to recipients—many of whom struggle with obesity and diabetes as much as hunger. At a time when 97 percent of households reporting food insecurity “cannot afford a balanced meal,” the organization’s effort is part of a larger national shift that acknowledges solving hunger isn’t always as...
  • Hunger crisis: Charities are strained as nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers depend on aid for food

    03/16/2014 11:12:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/16/14 | Barry Paddock and Ginger Adams Otis
    It´s a quiet crisis. In a city of plenty, a staggering number of people are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Nearly one in five New Yorkers, 1.4 million people, now rely on a patchwork network of 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens across the city to eat. That represents an increase of 200,000 people in five years — straining the charities that are trying to help. The two biggest, City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York City, now provide nearly 110 million pounds of food to soup kitchens and food pantries a year. Yet those working
  • NYC Food Bank Head: 40% of Veterans Need Food Assistance

    11/11/2013 8:46:20 AM PST · by centurion316 · 21 replies
    CBS New York ^ | November 10, 2013 | CBS
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Veterans are returning to New York City from their service only to be faced with going hungry, the head a city food bank said. As WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reported, Margarette Purvis, president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, tried to raise awareness about the plight of former service members during a speech in the Bronx on Sunday. Veterans Day is Monday. “On this Veterans Day, when we’re waving our flags — I need every New Yorker to know — 40 percent of New York City veterans are relying on soup kitchens...
  • Now Planned Parenthood bullies Catholic food bank for saying no to them

    02/15/2012 10:03:56 AM PST · by SumProVita · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Wed Feb 15, 2012 | Susan Michelle
    "It’s a curious thing why it’s okay for Planned Parenthood to be as politically affiliated as it wants and turn its quest to kill as many babies as possible for profit into political alliances, but when pro-life organizations say no to them they go full-on thug with the media and calls and name calling."
  • Food bank mistakenly gives out dog food ("Senior Holistic Superfood")

    07/19/2010 4:15:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies · 5+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/18/10
    Food bank mistakenly gives out dog foodPublished: July 18, 2010 at 2:39 PM CLEARWATER, Fla., July 18 (UPI) -- A food bank in Clearwater, Fla., distributed a can labeled as a "superfood" that turned out to be a can of dog food, the recipient said. On Social Security, retired Air Force veteran Frank Viscido made his weekly trip from his home in Largo to the Religious Community Services Food Bank in Clearwater for free food, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported. Viscido was given the can labeled, "Senior Holistic Superfood" by a volunteer who noticed he wanted products for better...
  • Poll reveals 2009 hunger rate in US [18.2%]

    01/31/2010 10:58:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 733+ views
    Press TV ^ | January 31, 2010
    A new survey indicates that nearly one in five US households could not afford to buy enough food at least once during the past year. An anti-hunger group said the poll found 18.2 percent of households reported "food hardship" -- lacking money to buy enough food -- in 2009. The figure reflects a higher percentage than the government's "food insecurity" rating of 14.6 percent of households, or 49 million people, in 2008. "There are no hunger-free areas of America," Jim Weill of the Food Research and Action Center was quoted as saying by Reuters. He added that he hoped President...
  • Food bank visits go up in affluent American suburb

    12/28/2009 1:42:47 AM PST · by myknowledge · 24 replies · 1,074+ views
    UPI ^ | December 19 | Chandrani Ray
    As a national recession wears on, more middle-class people are asking for food, even in places like affluent Montgomery County, Md. About 24,000 families have been added to the rolls of Manna Food Center in Rockville, Md., in the last year and a half, said Kim Damion, director of development and communication. Close to 400 families picked up food boxes on Thanksgiving Day this year, more than any other year since the center opened in 1983, Damion said. Manna gave food to 1,600 families on Thanksgiving week. Nationally, 49 million Americans are at risk of not getting enough to eat...
  • Mormons work with other faiths at California food bank

    09/08/2009 10:44:09 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies · 699+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Sept. 8, 2009 | Wade Jewkes
    Today, Mormons work hand-in-hand with other faiths at the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County to feed the hungry throughout an area of some 280,000 people. But it has not always been that way. In 1992, Kristina Manning approached the "Loaves & Fishes" organization and asked to be a volunteer. But Manning, a new LDS convert, was turned down. Two members of her bishopric at the time in the Paso Robles 1st Ward of the San Luis Obispo California Stake paid a visit to Loaves & Fishes and tried to resolve the situation. After being told they were...
  • Michelle Obama Wears $540 Designer Sneakers to Feed the Poor

    05/02/2009 12:56:15 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 78 replies · 3,148+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2009
    It's a first lady faux pas -- wearing expensive, high-fashion French designer sneakers to a food bank. Michelle Obama wore the sneakers, made by Lanvin, while helping feed the poor at a Washington food bank on Wednesday. The pricetag on the footwear? A cool $540. Keds, they're not. The sneakers, which come in denim and satin, are a favorite of comic Ellen DeGeneres and rapper Kanye West -- and they're "certainly not a reflection of the poor economy," said FOX News' Noelle Watters, host of iMag Style. "She paired the kicks with a much more reasonably priced cardigan from J....
  • First Lady Michelle Obama steps out in Lanvin sneakers and they're only $540!

    05/01/2009 2:42:12 PM PDT · by Conservative145 · 39 replies · 1,378+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 1, 2009 | amy diluna
    Michelle Obama has taken casual to a haute new level. While volunteering Wednesday at a D.C. food bank, the First Lady sported her usual J.Crew cardigan, a pair of utilitarian capri pants and, on her feet, a sneaky splurge: trainers that go for $540.
  • Mormon food bank a private welfare system

    03/08/2009 9:58:10 AM PDT · by thecodont · 40 replies · 1,935+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Sunday, March 8, 2009 | Matthai Kuruvila, Chronicle Religion Writer
    Unemployed for a year and with an ailing wife at home, Mike Hammer stepped out of his truck in a Concord strip mall and walked into the heart of one of the most sophisticated private welfare systems in the country. Here, in a plain white box of a building, Hammer and other Mormons come to get groceries - everything from produce to meats, much of which comes from Mormon-owned farms and cattle ranches. Others come for counseling, employment help and a self-canning facility, where observant Mormons can up to a year's worth of food supplies in the event of an...
  • From $70K to food bank, one family's struggle

    03/27/2008 3:30:36 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 140 replies · 2,747+ views ^ | March 27, 2008 | Thelma Gutierrez and Wayne Drash
    ALTADENA, California (CNN) -- When she was laid off in February, Patricia Guerrero was making $70,000 a year. Weeks later, with bills piling up and in need of food for her family, this middle-class mother did something she never thought she would do: She went to a food bank. It was Good Friday, and a woman helping her offered to pay her utility bill. "It brought tears to my eyes, and I sat there and I cried. I was like, 'This is really where I'm at?' " she told CNN. "I go 'no way;' [but] this is true. This is...
  • Cupboards Are Bare at Food Banks

    12/08/2007 6:55:14 AM PST · by xtinct · 16 replies · 54+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/8/07 | Philip Rucker
    Area food banks are experiencing a critical shortage of supplies as donations drop dramatically and as demand for free and discounted food continues to soar. The Capital Area Food Bank, the region's primary distribution center, reported that it had about 230,000 pounds of goods on its shelves this week, down from 570,000 pounds at this time last year, officials said. Volunteer Robert H. Coats restocks shelves at the Capital Area Food Bank, where the current inventory is dramatically below last year's level. (By Nikki Kahn -- The Washington Post) The short supplies, which are hitting food banks and soup kitchens...
  • Caption Pic of Michael Moore

    06/01/2006 6:46:51 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 82 replies · 2,648+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 1,2006
    Michael Moore tries to avoid photographers as he arrives at the Food Bank 'Can-Do' awards gala in New York April 25, 2006. A U.S. war veteran who lost both arms in Iraq has sued the Oscar-winning director for $85 million, saying television clips were used without his permission in the anti-war documentary 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and gave a false impression that he opposed the war. (Chip East/Reuters)
  • Food bank says Santa doesn't work there (Rogue Santa steals food bank donations)

    12/22/2005 9:24:30 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 343+ views
    South Bend ^ | 22 December 2005 | Jennifer Ochstein
    SOUTH BEND -- Santa Claus is not being dispatched from the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. And people shouldn't give donations to a possible rogue Santa telling people he has been sent by the food bank. Nick Dalton, interim president and chief executive officer of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, said he took a call from an angry local business owner earlier this week. The business owner, whom Dalton did not name, was upset because a Santa, who said he was from the food bank, did not show up for a scheduled event at his business, Dalton said. The...
  • Winning lotto ticket mailed to Idaho Foodbank (good news during a hard time)

    03/28/2005 8:29:33 AM PST · by bedolido · 24 replies · 1,464+ views
    NWCN ^ | 03/27/2005 | asscociated press
    BOISE, Idaho - Someone donated a $30,000 winning lottery ticket to the Idaho Foodbank. The ticket was tucked inside an envelope without a return address Wednesday, Foodbank Director Roger Simon says. Idaho Lottery officials say it's first time they know of someone donating the entire amount of a winning ticket to a charitable organization. The Foodbank will use the money for its children's programs. The Stinker Station that sold the winning ticket also gave the food bank $300 from the money it got from the commission for selling the winning ticket.
  • Where Did Turkeys Go? (Food Bank Suspects Conyers Staff of not Delivering Food to Needy)

    01/05/2005 6:31:39 PM PST · by freespirited · 20 replies · 1,307+ views
    Here is a link to a story about a food bank in Detroit that gave 720 pounds of turkey to Rep. Conyers staff to deliver to the needy for Thanksgiving . . . and now suspects that the staff did not make good on its promise. Interesting story, but can't post here due to source.
  • There's no bones about where all the beef went

    12/19/2003 11:57:05 AM PST · by Blzbba · 9 replies · 124+ views ^ | December 19, 2003 | Alison Freehling
    NEWPORT NEWS -- When Jane Susan Frank sent a letter to Smithfield Packing Co. about a severe shortage of meat for hungry local families, she didn't expect anything huge in return. Maybe a couple of hams, or a nice box of hot dogs. Not 10,000 pounds of meat. Not 40 cases of pork chops, 50 cases each of roast beef, pastrami and corned beef, 118 cases of pork rib patties and more. Not $24,650 worth of food that should go to at least 20,000 people in time for holiday dinners. But that's what arrived Thursday at the Foodbank of the...
  • 'Bull Durham' stars give to food bank ($1000 each from Robbins, Sarandon and Shelton)

    05/21/2003 8:58:47 AM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 22 replies · 329+ views
    thedailystar/Cooperstown News Bureau ^ | May 15, 2003 | Tom Grace
    Bull Durham stars give to food bank COOPERSTOWN - Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Ron Shelton, the co-stars and director of the film "Bull Durham," have each contributed $1,000 to the Cooperstown Food Bank The checks, which arrived Wednesday, followed an earlier $377 check, sent to the food bank through the efforts of the "Bull Durham" crew. The $377 was contributed by people who attended a 15th anniversary screening of "Bull Durham" last month at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. During that screening, Robbins passed a hat to collect money for the food bank. Ellen St. John, food bank director,...