In the district, students who fail to qualify for the free lunch or reduced lunch program receive one slice of cheese on a hamburger bun, and a small milk.
Curry says that meal is not sufficient. Many times she paid for lunches out of her own pocket.
“I’ll own that I broke the law. The law needs to change,” she said.
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Source: Huffington post
By Robbie Couch
Ignorance regarding the root causes of homelessness have led many communities across the U.S. to restrict food-sharing around town, a new report claims.
In all, 31 American cities have tried various methods of discouraging or prohibiting individuals or organizations from sharing food with their homeless populations since January 2013, according to a survey released on Monday by the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH). Of those cities, 21 have been successful through legislative measures, such as restricting the use of public property and implementing stringent food safety regulations that affect some organizations' abilities to feed the hungry.
The report points to several "myths" that seemingly justify such restrictions -- namely, the idea that feeding the homeless enables them to continue living at the bottom of the economic ladder.
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Philippines (MNN) — While the Philippines has been battered by natural disasters over the last year, Good News is coming to the country. It’s the greatest story ever told: the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Executive Director of Christian Resources International Jason Woolford says, “We are going to send a used book value of $3 million of free Bibles and Christian books to six different locations within the Philippines. We will be setting up our CRI distribution center in the northern part of the Philippines.”
Gigantic surge of minors, most without parents or guardians are being held at the border like prisoners near Nogales, Arizona..
Source: CBS NY
NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — New York City’s hunger problem is now a crisis, according to those who work with people who need help.
One in six New Yorkers is now living in a home where there is not enough money to put food on the table, according to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.
“It’s been steadily increasing,” Juan De La Cruz, the food program director for the coalition, told the Times. “There will be nights when we run short of food.”
The New York Times reported, that the group saw the demand at food pantries increase 10 percent in 2013. Executive Director Joel Berg said that people were already struggling in the tough economy when their food stamps were reduced last fall.
The Coalition For The Homeless provides meals for 1,200 people every night. Summer is its busiest time.
Source: Americans Against The Tea Party
Homelessness is hardly an invisible problem in the United States, but some cities wish that it were — and as a result, are moving to ban feeding the homeless.
Thirty-three cities have already implemented these policies according to the National Coalition for the Homeless, and at least four municipalities — Daytona Beach, Florida; Raleigh, N.C.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Birmingham, Alabama — have recently fined, removed, or threatened prison time against individuals and private groups that have fed the homeless.
Director of community organizing for the National Coalition for the Homeless, Michael Stoops, said that he wished cities would stop trying to ban the charitable acts:
“Homeless people are visible in downtown America. And cities think by cutting off the food source it will make the homeless go away. It doesn’t, of course,” Stoops said, “We want to get cities to quit doing this. We support the right of all people to share food.”
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