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NEWS
October 15, 2000
What has your experience been with hunger - as a recipient of aid, a volunteer for a nonprofit or a social services employee of the government? Based on that experience, what needs to be done about it, whether by communities, nonprofit or faith-based organizations, or government at the local, state or national level? Send essays of 200 to 300 words to Voices/Hunger, The Inquirer, Box 41705, Philadelphia, Pa. 19101. Send e-mail to inquirer.letters@phillynews.com or faxes to 215-854-4483.
NEWS
June 6, 1986
Thieves join the crowd yelling, "Stop! Thief!" Arsonists return seeming to wish to help fight the fires they started. Presidents whose programs caused much worse hunger join the line fighting hunger in the United States saying, "Look, me too, I'm against hunger. " Charles Cohn Philadelphia.
NEWS
November 25, 2009
THE PHOTOGRAPHS most of us will take this Thanksgiving will be of our happy - and full - families. Today we're publishing a different set of photos: images taken by mothers struggling to feed their families. The photo you see on this page and the images on Page 19 are of hungry children, and scenes from the lives of their families. They're part of a project called Witness to Hunger, the brainchild of Dr. Mariana Chilton, assistant professor of public health at the Drexel University.
NEWS
March 10, 1998 | BY JOAN MINTZ ULMER
Every day the media feature stories about our thriving economy, declining unemployment rates and the general consensus that life in our region and the nation is good. In sharp contrast to that picture is the one revealed by a study just released by Second Harvest, the national network of food banks. This study used statistics compiled by the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank to form a picture of the state of hunger in southeastern Pennsylvania. This study found that 30 percent of adults and 19 percent of their children who use food provided by the Food Bank miss meals each month.
NEWS
October 12, 1986 | By Reed Karaim, Inquirer Washington Bureau
The irony has troubled Americans for years: U.S. bins overflow with surplus grain while millions of people go hungry in other parts of the world. The seeming contradiction is particularly perplexing during a period that has seen a brutal African famine at the same time the American farm economy has crumbled because there is not enough demand for U.S. wheat and corn. Images of starving children in Africa contrast with those of American farmers dumping surplus grain on the ground.
NEWS
May 28, 2013
By Christina Weiss Lurie and Joan C. Hendricks After years of being under the radar, America's hunger crisis is becoming a growing reality for many people. One in six Americans goes to bed every night with empty stomachs. Poverty is forcing millions into "food insecurity" - the inability to know where your next meal is coming from. Families are buying cheaper, less nutritious food or cutting meals entirely. The problem is not a lack of food; it's the inability to provide nutritious, safe, affordable food for everyone.
NEWS
July 22, 2003 | Alan Meyers
Alan Meyers associate professor of pediatrics Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center Food choice is not a problem of not knowing. There have been a number of studies of purchasing patterns of people in different socioeconomic groups, and food-stamp users tend to make the same kinds of purchases as people from middle- or upper-income groups. But there is a connection between hunger and learning. Research suggests that kids who are in food-insecure or hungry families have, as you'd expect, lots more physical problems, behavioral problems, problems with learning.
NEWS
April 4, 2002 | By Claude Lewis
It is easy, in our affluent society, for some to be unaware that hunger is a major dilemma for millions of citizens. And the myths about hunger are almost as widespread as the problem itself. On Saturday, April 13, at 8 a.m. people will gather in front of the Art Museum to raise funds through the Walk Against Hunger program. The money will help feed many who suffer from hunger - or from what is often referred to as "food insecurity. " Money earned will be distributed among several organizations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania that provide food for many desperately poor individuals and families.
NEWS
August 22, 2005
The message of Live 8, voicing a noble goal of ending hunger, needs to resonate on the pavements and pantries in South Jersey. Starvation in the Third World, a human misery deserving our attention and concern, should not abrogate the signs of hunger and malnutrition in our region's homes. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, at the end of 2004, reported a 14 percent increase in the demand for emergency food over the previous year. About 20 percent of emergency food requests were not met, according to the same report.
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NEWS
June 21, 2016 | By Valerie Brown Traoré and Glenn Bergman
Thousands of parents aren't celebrating the arrival of summer. They're dreading it. That's because 300,000 children in our area will lose their school meals this summer, and local food banks, emergency kitchens, and pantries are bracing for the dire need about to hit. How bad is the problem? In Camden, Philadelphia, and the surrounding areas, hunger is almost twice as pervasive as in the rest of the country. Here, a staggering one in four people face hunger; nationwide, the number is one in seven.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The deal goes down; the exchange favors you. You may not immediately feel the force of your good fortune. Days from now, you'll understand the many benefits of your position. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Relationship drama prevails. Is his love true? How do I win her heart? Will the dish run away with the spoon? It's too soon to tell. The important thing: Don't agonize. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your desire for achievement can be like a constant purring need inside you - or a ferocious, roaring hunger.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
The final "Hunger Games" spoiled an early Christmas for the holiday horror comedy "Krampus" to maintain its top spot at the North American box office for the third week running. The Jennifer Lawrence -led film took in an estimated $18.6 million in the U.S. and Canada, bringing its domestic total to $227 million, according to Rentrak estimates yesterday. The anti-Santa Claus thriller (which did not screen for critics) was the only film to debut in the Top 10 this week and brought in $16 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Katniss Everdeen can hang up her bow and arrow now and wipe away that look of sad, defiant rage. With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 , the final installment in the adventures of a valiant teen and her battle against decadent authority figures and the cynical puppetmasters of a deadly reality-TV spectacle, all the dystopian hooha comes to a crashing end. A franchise that made Jennifer Lawrence a star and made something like $2.3 billion...
NEWS
November 20, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2," an action movie in the form of a dirge, brings a fitting end to the most downbeat pop franchise in mainstream movie history. Gruesome, pessimistic, angry, violent, subversive and also wildly popular - that would worry me, if I were running for public office. The YA world of Suzanne Collins, after all, operates at a modest remove from what the author sees as a just-around-the-corner reality - a logical continuation of economic decline for the middle and lower classes.
NEWS
September 1, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Let us pray that the biggest impact from Pope Francis' visit doesn't come from selling commemorative T-shirts, candles, mugs, and photo albums. The pope may not mind all the tchotchkes with his image being prepared for sale in anticipation of his arrival. But the World Meeting of Families he is hosting wants to give the city a more important keepsake: a reduction in its homeless and hungry populations. Leading that effort is Sister Mary Scullion, executive director of Project HOME, and Anne Healy Ayella, associate director of the Philadelphia Archdiocese's nutrition program.
NEWS
July 17, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THE WORLD MEETING of Families' Hunger and Homelessness Committee is using the pope's visit to Philadelphia as a catalyst to spark dialogue and action to combat homelessness and hunger here and nationwide. The committee, chaired by Project HOME's Sister Mary Scullion and vice-chaired by Anne Healy Ayella, associate director of nutritional development services for the Archdiocese, is focusing on three projects that exemplify the pope's priorities and are designed to have lasting effects after he leaves.
NEWS
June 23, 2015 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anne Marie Jones is bracing herself to tell a story of drug addiction, prostitution, and recovery to a city preparing for a pope. The 48-year-old mother of three clawed her way out of a life on the streets with the help of Dawn's Place, a residential treatment program for women involved in human trafficking. "Here, I found immediate peace and safety," said Jones, sitting at a table at the program's headquarters, where she is now a peer mentor. Jones is scheduled to share her story on Monday at a news conference to announce the formation of a charitable fund aimed at ensuring that the visit of Pope Francis, scheduled for Sept.
NEWS
June 11, 2015
WHAT'S THE worst non-capital crime there is? Child abuse? Rape? Public corruption? According to at least one of our state lawmakers, the worst crime you can commit is possessing enough drugs to warrant a felony conviction . . . which, in this state could be a small amount of marijuana, or a second offense for possession. Rep. Mike Regan, R-Dillsburg, wants to impose a lifetime ban on food stamp and Temporary Aid to Needy Families benefits to anyone convicted of a felony drug offense.
FOOD
February 6, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
For their third stand at Reading Terminal Market, George and Kim Mickel have gone with burgers. Hunger Burger , replacing the Tokyo sushi stand smack in the middle of center court, joins By George, their Italian stand on the Filbert Street side (1990), and Mezze, a Mediterranean takeaway (2003). The name refers more to the Mickels' mission than to a customer's belly. They went to El Salvador with their church to work with King's Castle Ministries, supporting feeding programs.
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