Monday, February 6, 2017

FOOD INSECURITY

Housing and Urban Development Report

RENTERS MORE LIKELY TO BE FOOD INSECURE THAN HOMEOWNERS
New American Housing Survey Statistics Provide Insight on U.S. Food Insecurity, Housing and
Neighborhood Topics  

"For the first time in its 42-year history, the American Housing Survey included questions on food security status, which allowed HUD to assign households a “food security status” score.  Using these categories, about 10.5 million occupied households were classified as having “low” or “very low” food security, which is commonly known as being “food insecure.” "


Monday, January 30, 2017



Thought for the day...

"Social justice does not come from good intentions or noble theology, but rather from the development of social policy, which will change the distribution of power and goods, as well as access to political decision-making. Prophetic hope means that people like you and me can make a difference. And the pilgrimage of faith and the journey to justice must be made in the company of others. I personally believe that people are basically good and caring. I must believe that. But we have been sadly misinformed for too long by those who would divide us and make us alienated from each other. When we learn once again to stand together, in unity, we will arrive at a proper ethic and moral principle. "
(Kip Tiernan)

Monday, January 2, 2017



On January 21, 2017, we will unite in Boston to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation -- among many are communities of women, immigrants, people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA and people with disabilities. 


We stand for religious freedom, human rights, climate justice, racial justice, economic justice and reproductive justice. Together, we will send a message to our leaders and the world that the United States of America stands for values of human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination.


ALL ARE WELCOME. This is a march for all of us. Our goal is that on the day after the Inauguration, people from Massachusetts and hundreds of thousands of Americans from other cities, towns and schools across the nation will march together.


Please sign up on Facebook and share with all your friends and family.
*If you know people interested in marching in other communities across the country, please refer them to our national page: https://www.facebook.com/wmfa2017/

If you can: DONATE the money you would have spent going to DC- to non-profits and organizations that are working to better the lives of women and their allies.

Friday, December 2, 2016

What the heck is a Block Grant 

and why are they sometimes not a good idea?



Block granting SNAP (food stamps) would break a crucial anti-poverty program

Read this Washington Post article.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/01/11/block-granting-snap-food-stamps-would-break-a-crucial-anti-poverty-program/?utm_term=.3017d93da355