Posting History for Hunger in America
|America, look in the mirror, your children are starving
I’m in a rage right now. Washington is not playing political games. They are destroying our country and our people. America is a world leader in child hunger, poverty, and homelessness. We are ...
|MO lawmakers introduce bill to prevent food stamp recipients from buying fish (among other things)
Better put that steak and lobster back! Missouri lawmakers are on a new quest to further demoralize and degrade citizens who rely on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). State ...
|Older Americans Act - Senior Nutrition Program (IIIC) - Part 1
Continuing a series of posts on Older Americans Act (OAA) Programs, this post will give an overview of the goals and services of the Senior Nutrition Program. Next week, I hope to continue with part ...
|Seniors & Food Insecurity
Short diary - but hopefully helpful to someone. When I was young– we were really poor – dirt poor farmers and we use to receive a box of USDA commodity food every once in a while (I was young ...
|There's a better way to use food stamps to encourage healthy eating
One of the changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that well-meaning people on the left and not-so-well-meaning people on the right sometimes float is to make it more like the ...
|Fighting child hunger ... with money cut from food stamp program
Three states and two tribal nations will get $27 million in grants to help fight child hunger, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced. Nice, right? Wellll ...
|Rep. Glenn Grothman urges constituents to keep an eye out for poor people at grocery stores
As the man most likely to someday usurp Rep. Louie Gohmert's throne as America's Dumbest Congressman, Wisconsin's Rep. Glenn Grothman has some mighty big shoes to fill. I think he'...
|Man desperately trying to get out of the cold dies on stairs in front of homeless shelter
As sub-zero temps swept into much of the country, Kenneth Winfield made his way to a Louisville homeless shelter in November: "...
|In NYC, Port Authority tells group not to hand out blankets, doesn't want homeless 'too comfortable'
Volunteers with Saxon/Hart tried to help those in need ...
|Open thread for night owls: The real costs of 'welfare reform'||Hunter||02/19/2015||52||34||-||-|
|Programs that successfully combat chronic homelessness: Housing First (Santa Cruz Update)
On January 23, 2015, Santa Cruz Indymedia reported that a lawsuit had been filed by the HPLAP (Homeless Persons' Legal Assistance Project) in Santa Cruz, CA, against the local municipality because ...
|Oh, those pesky Food Stamps
Of course they aren't really food stamps, they are more properly called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), i.e., not stamps at all, but a card used much like a debit/credit card at ...
|The economy improves, food stamp spending falls as predicted
As Republican opponents of government spending on nutrition assistance have railed and fussed in recent years about the rising number of people getting food stamps, opponents of hunger ...
|Kansas State Senator Proposes Law to Investigate Use of Force by Police (MBOPRA, STDDs, Week 24)
Senator Oletha Faust Goudeau proposed changes in the way that Kansas handles issues of police-related shootings. Senator Goudeau hopes that her legislation, KS-SB-216, provides a framework that ...
|Let Our Poor People Live - We Could Use Your Help on This Important Project (STDDs, Week 23)
The [Support the Dream Defenders http://www.dailykos.com/user/Support%20The%20Dream%20Defenders] Daily Kos Group has recently initiated an important project to assist those around the country who ...
|Has Child Protective Sevices Lost Their Collective Mind?
This diary is a bit of a rant. I'm steamed about it. Back in the day, I smoked a little pot. My friends and I would sit in the den, watch bad horror movies, eat tons of potato chips, and pass a ...
|Food Stamps and Dependency
Via Roosevelt Institute here at Daily Kos , an important article by Jana Kasperkevic in The Guardian on Food stamps includes a brief reference to Paul Ryan which set me off. Kasperkevic contests ...
|The Empire Strikes Back! Their Response to the StDD FOIA Document Requests (Week 20)
Wherein the Support the Dream Defenders (or "StDD") discuss the who, what, where, how, and why of sending a FOIA demand to *your* governor to save lives in *your* state. We are organizing a ...
|The PRICE I Pay For My Own Poverty
I once heard someone say, "Poverty is free." At the time, I accepted that statement as true. Now that I am experiencing real poverty, I realize how untrue it is. Obviously the speaker has never ...
|I'm in Trouble...SNAP woes
Tonight I went to the market to buy food, only to find out my SNAP card had 0.00 dollars on it. I had to put almost everything back, which was so embarrassing. The glares of the woman behind me ...
|One million expected to lose food stamps in 2016
The ill effects of the 1996 welfare reform will reverberate 20 years later in 2016, when harsh rules limiting assistance are likely to resume as unemployment rates fall. The 1996 law imposed a ...
|One million adults to lose Food Stamps this year
Here are the first 1 million casualties of the GOP take-over. Roughly 1 million of the nation’s poorest people will be cut off SNAP (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) over the course of ...
|Flora's Organic Seeds,Flowers&Veg Plants - Kickstart Now,Place Orders for Spring,Who's YOUR Source?
Flora's Organics is the first Certified Naturally Grown Nursery in Kern County, California and set to becoming the first certified organic nursery too, with a Kickstarter page here (video included), ...
|Kos Katalogue: Willie Ru Designs OOAK One-of-a-kind
This diary was originally published Thursday night - just before the 4 hour outage on Daily Kos. UPDATE: Now thru tomorrow, take 20% off merchandise in my Etsy Shop . Enter the code "kos2014" & 20%
|Shut Down the Poor and Homeless
I have done a lot of work with the Homeless Council here in Winston Salem. We have a serious homeless problem and between 25% to 28% of the homeless are veterans. We don't have enough shelters to ...
|Kitchen Table Kibitzing for TiaRachel: A Community Within a Community
It isn't often that kossacks from all corners of the GOS come together to agree on something given the political narratives and policies of our time. But kossacks did just that after TiaRachel ...
|Not too late to give thanks, is it?
It's so embarrassing to have to ask for help, especially when there's money involved. And it's more than a bit overwhelming to actually receive it. About two weeks ago now, my bill-juggling failed &
|(Update x 2) Joining Hands and Coming Together to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Community Member
As many of you know, [TiaRachel http://www.dailykos.com/user/TiaRachel] has been facing a rather difficult time of late. A host of health issues have adversely affected her ability to work and ...
|Giving Thanks and Paying it Forward: Helping TiaRachel
With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up this week, I've been thinking about how grateful I am to the Daily Kos community. It's been a home away from home on the internet for me, a place where I can ...
|Appealing to our Better Angels: Fundraising for TiaRachel
Community. We talk about Community a lot on DailyKos, not as a function of getting out the message, but as a way to define who we are, as people. When DailyKos began its Connect! Unite! Act! ...
|Do You Get By With A Little Help From Your Friends?
In our two-dimensional blogging world, it’s far too easy to forget that there are real people with real, day-to-day obstacles behind those screen names with whom many of us at DKos interact on a ...
|So, Um, TiaRachel Still Needs Our Help
Did you know... ...that TiaRachel 's first diary EVER on Daily Kos was a Daily Show/Colbert Report chat thread? I know, crazy, right? All the way back on July 3, 2006! Here is an excerpt: sob ...
|Kossack Caring: Empathy for TiaRachel
Recently there have been a series of diaries in response to a plea for help from TiaRachel: Friday, Nov 14th : [So. Um. I need some help. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/14/1344882/-So-Um-I-...
|We Are Family...We Take Care of Our Own
What if you were told of a family member who is suffering from debilitating health and financial issues, and you had the ability help, would you? Of course you would, because here on the GOS more ...
|Aji for TiaRachel: When There Aren't Enough Spoons In the World: Helping a Friend Dig Out
This diary is written by Aji. She can't post at Daily Kos anymore because it does not download for her, so I am cross-posting for her from her blog .
|Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse||11/16/2014||51||108||1||-|
|There, but for the Grace.... An Appeal for Help, with a Match (UPDATED)
Holiday season is upon us, and, as seems always to be the case, beloved friends are in trouble. Our own TiaRachel has fallen on hard times: her electric service has been cut off, she has no ...
|Doubling Food Stamps helping families to eat better and support local farmers
NPR did a piece recently on the federal government's plan to put $100 million behind a program that doubles SNAP benefits (aka food stamps) ...
|Poverty Denialism in a Culture of Cruelty: Bashing the Poor as Right-Wing Amusement
The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Culture of Cruelty: How America's Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future (San Francisco: City Lights, 2015) ...
|Ode to the Homeless Veteran - poetry
Ode to the Homeless Veteran Go Away! I heard him say. You homeless bum be on your way! He pushed me and punched me. He was not at all kind to me. What ever happened to this land of the free? ...
|Updated Sept 15 2014 Blessings In A Backpack
Blessings In A Backpack 1839 Brownsboro Rd Louisville KY 40206 phone 1 - 800-872-4366 po box 1628. Louisville, KY 40201-1628 Blessings in a Backpack can feed a child every weekend for $80 per ...
|It's World Food Day: "Feeding the world, caring for the Earth"
The importance of family farming is the theme of today's World Food Day, as international organizations collaborate to draw attention to the critical role small scale family farms play in solving ...
|Against Their Own Self Interest: Missourians likely to vote to hurt themselves
I am working for a Democratic State Senatorial Candidate running against a GOP incumbent....and it looks like the incumbent will slide to an easy win despite the fact that he is opposed to what ...
|Detroit shutoffs to continue after judge says poor have no right to water||Laura Clawson||09/29/2014||342||112||3||-|
|Now They Want to Criminalize Compassion.
In San Antonio, Texas, it is already illegal to ask for money in a variety of public locations. (1) Not satisfied with attempting to drive the homeless out, the Chief of Police and some on the City ...
|Food stamp use is falling, and even the Wall Street Journal has noticed
Food stamp enrollment numbers have been dropping from post-recession highs , as they were supposed to do all along. ...
|How Many US Families Can't Afford To Eat?
In 2013, 17.5 million households (1 in 7) experienced food insecurity. That number is down from 17.6 million in 2012. While that's good news for some, it isn't good enough and will possibly rise ...
|Military Families & Veterans' a Big Part of 'Hunger in America'
Veterans among millions of Americans relying on food banks August 18, 2014 - According to a new report, one in seven Americans is receiving food assistance. But the faces of those struggling to put ...
|Study: 1 in 7 Americans Now Rely on Food Banks; GOP Responds By Cutting Food Aid
An alarming study released today by Feeding America , a network of 200 food banks and 46000 emergency food service agencies, reveals that 1 in 7 Americans are now reliant on food aid programs such ...
|Detroit Water Crisis & Bankruptcy Update
What's been going on with Detroit's created water crisis? Plenty! And the entire shade of bankruptcy seems to be deteriorating. Stepping back to last month, on July 15 in Bankruptcy Court: One of ...
|"From Flint to Detroit to Gaza, we need to turn the water on!"
The quote is a call to global solidarity by a Flint-based community activist and reflects a growing consensus that the emerging conflicts over water are a global concern. The United States ...
|Video: GOP Candidate/Millionaire's Week Long Walk of Fresno as homeless, unemployed
GOP candidate for governor of California went to the city of Fresno to spend a week homeless and made this video about his experience. B.S. or commendable? The video documented the GOP ...
|Busting the seven great myths of poverty
You've heard the arguments before: the poor are lazy, they think something is owed to them and on and on and on. Those who blame the poor for being poor and for dragging the economy down all use ...
|Mark E Andersen||08/03/2014||175||241||12||-|
|Two Faces of Poverty
The civic duty of every citizen, I have decided, is to kill three hours a year re-certifying or signing off on some new regulation or another. This is how I spent my Monday morning. The service ...
|Poll: Just 20% of Americans think they could live on the minimum wage
The vast majority of Americans know ...
|Let Them Drink Pop: Detroit's Water Crisis & The Fight For Basic Human Rights in The Motor City
During the Super Bowl earlier this year, Chrysler unveiled the latest iteration of the “ Imported From Detroit ” advertising campaign that has been such a key part of their rebranding efforts in ...
|They're keeping kids in kennels
Two refugee girls sleep in a holding cell, ...
|Food stamp numbers are finally dropping from recession highs
All the Republican wailing about the high number of people on food assistance in recent years has obscured—intentionally—something important about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: ...
|No Justice, No Peace...But We Do Have Photos: The Turn on the Water Detroit Rally
Today, I made the drive up I-75 from Cincinnati to the Motor City to attend the March & Rally to Turn the Water On in Detroit, which was put on by National Nurses United, Robin Hood Tax USA, ...
|A hardworking mom and dad, two little girls and the "shame" of food stamps
October 2012. At a small local grocery store I frequent. There was a mom, in a nursing assistant's uniform- and a dad, in a mechanic's overalls with a little patch displaying the name of a garage.
|AR-Sen: Tom Cotton (R) Calls Food Stamp Recipients "Addicts"
I've lost track of how many times I've called Tea Party Congressman Tom Cotton (R. AR) an asshole. That's because he keeps giving me reasons to call him one: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/
|Everybody I know is on Food Stamps.
I haven't published a diary in years. Mainly because I do most of my browsing on Mobile Platforms nowadays. However, I've lurked and read for most of that time. Sometimes I stop reading for a month ...
|House Republicans finally let a poor person speak on poverty, but won't hear what she's saying
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) When Paul Ryan held his fifth hearing on the War on Poverty earlier this week, he finally allowed an actual poor person to speak. That's right, it only took him five times. ...
|Detroit activist slams reporter on air for lying about water shutoff to thousands||Egberto Willies||07/08/2014||308||371||4||-|
|Food stamp error rates are at all-time low
One of the few things Republicans think poor people should be allowed to eat. One of the big Republican talking points against the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is that it's supposedly ...
|A step closer to universal free breakfast and lunch at US public schools
I was conflicted about writing this post because on the one hand I wanted to spread the good ...
|Free cookbook shows you how to eat well on $4 a day..great for SNAP..download it right here!
Leanne Brown wanted to make a lasting contribution when she came up with the brilliant idea for her final Master's project on Food Studies at NYU. It bothered me that so many ideas for fixing ...
|Community Foodbanks: Getting involved in the Community
Last year I did something that made a big change in the life: I volunteered to donate my time at a community food bank. I'm semi-retired, on "early retirement" Social Security, while continuing to ...
|Dave in AZ||06/06/2014||15||46||1||-|
|Debunked:Poor people waste donations on booze and tobacco
I'm so glad to share this. Because here in the trenches of poverty we watch our neighbors get up at midnight on trash days to comb the barrels for cans and bottles so they can get a bottle themselves.
|Horace Boothroyd III||06/06/2014||61||50||-||-|
|Retail industry's low wages and pay gap keep 1.3 million women workers in or near poverty
The retail industry's low wages, combined with a 28-cent pay gap between men and women, are keeping 1.3 million women and their families living in ...
|For I Was Hungry and You Gave Me to Eat. Then They Arrested You.
There is nothing more vile in the annals of American lore than feeding the hungry - unless they are at a political fundraiser and you're looking for campaign contributions. Daytona Police ...
|Rescue Sara R and Winglion
From time to time I have snooped into the cupboards of The Sisters Reed - Sara R and winglion here on Daily Kos. Why? Well, they tend to live on the financial edge far too often. Sara has been ...
|Women nearly twice as likely to be poor in old age
Thanks to lower wages, more time out of the paid workforce, and longer lives, retirement-age women are more likely to be poor than men of the same age: On average, women 65 years and older ...
|Please Rec This Diary, Help to Save a Couple of Woozles... and a Struggling Community Member
Ever since Daily Kos has been around, we as a community have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars - if not millions - to various candidates and causes. In the process, we've had some ...
|ACTION--The Food is in the Mail, 2014
Yes, it's that time of year again. Tomorrow, Saturday, May 10, is the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive . Put non-perishable, non-expired food in a bag and leave it by your ...
|49 Million Americans go hungry, despite recovery reports Hunter Stuart
Hunter Stuart of Huffington Post includes substantial amounts of original research and reporting in this excellent summary of our country's hunger problem with many useful links in 49 Million ...
|✰Good Nutrition, So Important/Resources✰
School Meal Eligibility Rural Development Loan Assistance USDA FoodReference.com Sugar-Free Recipes Vegetarian ...
|If inadequate skills cause long-term joblessness, why does it plague all educational levels?
Some 3.7 million Americans are now counted among the long-term unemployed, out of work for 27 weeks or more. This is a big improvement over what it was when it peaked at 6.8 million in April 2010. ...
|"F**k the poor."
I ran across this on Reddit. I was humbled after watching it. Without further commentary, I present this. Fuck the poor.
|Hunger Makes People Work Harder and other Republicanisms
Presented without comment. "You know, people are poor in America, Steve, not because they lack money; they're poor because they lack values, morals, and ethics. And if government can't teach and ...
|Hunger and CANdemonium (Photo Diary)
CANdemonium is a unique food charity event where local teams, mentored by architect and engineering professionals, compete to build and design giant structures made entirely from cans of food. All ...
|Update -- Goal Met! Community Fundraisers: The Big Lie. And please help Tonya.
If you think 15% of people are unemployed, you're thinking that the glass is half empty. 85% of people are employed. With odds like that, you must be a real loser to not be on your way to living the ...
|Down and Out in Richmond, Kentucky: One of Our Own Desperately Needs a Helping Hand
For the past few decades, the American Dream has become a nightmare for many in this country. For them it is a dream deferred, so elusive has become its reach. Undoubtedly, most of you are ...
|'I support the troops, but they did volunteer …'
I hung these up many years ago, but I am still a soldier at heart. I served in the U.S. Army for four years. I went in as a young, innocent, naïve high school kid seeking the glory I had seen ...
|Mark E Andersen||03/09/2014||290||220||3||-|
|GOP/Fox News Nasty, On Poverty and Hunger!
Inquiring minds want to know... Who watches Fox News and their horrible pundits who make light of poor and hungry people? Who would vote for such ignorant and cruel leaders that are in agreement ...
|Paul Ryan: Poor kids should go hungry so they know they're loved
Rep. Paul Ryan waxed eloquent at CPAC Thursday on how completely Republicans understand the American people, in stark contrast to how "...
|Minimum wage hike would cut food stamp costs beyond Republicans' dreams
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would cut food stamp spending by $4.6 billion a year, according to a new ...
|New York and Connecticut take action against food stamp cuts||Laura Clawson||03/03/2014||60||144||3||-|
|"I Have No Idea How You Are Going to Pull This Off": Nutrition on A Minimum Wage Budget
"Here's what my $29.96 bought me," Rep. John Lesch (DFL-Saint Paul) says into the camera. He then turns the camera to his kitchen floor, where he has laid three meals a day for the entire week. ...
|Noted military expert (see Iraq War) Dick Cheney complains about food for the poor||Laura Clawson||02/25/2014||171||62||-||-|
|Watch'n Anthony Eat
I Ate Your Meal, Didn't I?
|OMG. 68% of Likely Voters Support the Fight For $15/hr in Seattle.
Honestly, I thought a vote would be close. $15/hr might have been just a tad too much; a bridge just slightly too far, for the majority of Seattle residents. I am very glad to see that I am wrong.
|Giving Warm for Valentine's Day Okiciyap (we help)
Cindy Taylor reported on February 3rd that the price of one gallon of propane heating fuel was up to $5.00 on the reservation. Please be assured that even a donation of just $5.00 will help. ...
|Walmart Stumbles on SNAP; Warns of Lost Profits
Saw this headline across quite a few feeds this morning.... Can't say it enough... I told you so.... Do you know the real reason? "Regarding U.S. same-store sales for the company’s fourth ...
|These 89 Democrats Voted to Cut $8.7 Billion from Food Stamps
Today, the House passed the 2014 Farm Bill 251 to 166. 162 Republicans voted for it. 63 voted against it. 103 Democrats voted against it. 89 voted for it. The Farm Bill contains $8.7 billion in ...
|Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees||01/29/2014||412||243||2||-|
|What's more important: Millions of hungry Americans or 0.04% of the federal budget?
Paul Ryan's answer is clear: ...
|Food stamp 'compromise' will cut aid for nearly 2 million
Democrats and Republicans in Congress have reached a food stamp cuts "compromise." The $8 billion in cuts over the next decade will ...
|Frigid Winter Endangers Lakota Elders - Okiciyap!
Standing Rock Reservation, January 2009 If you've been shivering through this winter and ...
|Low pay and rising inequality put more working-age adults on food stamps
One of the causes of the new food stamp numbers.
|Slammed by food stamp cuts, New York City soup kitchens ran out of food
Food banks can't do it all.
|Fast Track to Poverty
NAFTA’s backers promised it would create American jobs, just as promoters of the Korean and Chinese trade arrangements said they would and advocates of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ...
|Leo W Gerard||01/15/2014||7||17||1||-|
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from this blog?
Set the sticky flag for this diary in the slide rotation:
Set the maximum number of slides to display in the feature:
- I’m in a rage right now. Washington is not playing political games. They are destroying our country and our people. America is a world leader in child hunger, poverty, and homelessness. We are ...40 comments 73 Recs
- I had a conversation with another person who remarked that the world is getting harsher because mothers are too permissive or refuse to discipline their children. I had to disagree. The world is ...11 comments 4 Recs
- I originally intended to limit this list to 10... then 15... then 20... but 3 more sneaked onto the list so it’s become the somewhat unusual Worst 23! All the information for compiling this list ...181 comments 170 Recs
- Don't let the ministers bother you, we know the Lord Jesus Christ as well as they do. They don't let us go into their church conferences and they have no right to come into ours. -Mother Jones ````2 comments 15 Recs
- Ten years ago, if anyone had told me where I would be today, I would have laughed at the absurdity of it. I lived in my half-million dollar dream home. My husband ...8 comments 15 Recs
- If you no longer have young children at your Passover Seder, I have a suggestion for an alternative approach to the Afikomen tradition that brings in more of the Jewish sensibility of the ritual ...14 comments 25 Recs
- An inquiring mind would like to know... Why does the GOP dislike hungry needy children, the elderly and the working poor? Why do they believe, only those at the top who managed to make it rich (...8 comments 4 Recs
- Click to embellish this cartoon. Bill O’Reilly was caught in a lie. No, not that one. ...27 comments 45 Recs
- As long as the capitalists can throw their cast-off rags and a few crusts of bread at the working-class in the name of "Charity," just so long will they have an easy and cheap solution for the ...6 comments 19 Recs
- My name is Cat Sullivan and I am a long time advocate and activist for low income people. I am a lifelong Seattle resident although at this time I live outside of Seattle because being low income ...4 comments 22 Recs
Hunger in America's Blogroll
- Compilation of Helpful Resources
- CANdemonium: A Food Charity Event
- Reference: Dems voting to cut SNAP in 2014
- 20 things the poor really do every day
- Food Justice in Indian Country
- Food-like products are making us sick
- Anti-EBT Bigotry: Arm yourself with facts
- Heifer International and Food Justice
- The Foodstamp Gourmet: Workarounds
- Foodstamp Gourmet: Leftovers
- Living on less than a Living Wage
- Foodstamp Gourmet: Precooking
- Foodstamp Gourmet: Shopping
- Foodstamp Gourment: Planning