Category Archives: Hunger

Thoughts on Food: Part 1 – Working in it and for it

Not too long ago I took on a 2nd job. I thought I would share how that’s going. I work 20 hours a week (two 4 pm to 10 pm evening shifts after school and an 8 hour shift on … Continue reading

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The Ills of Poverty

Living in poverty is hard – perhaps that’s why there are so many words related to hard that can be applied to a life of poverty – hard time, hardship, hardscrabble, hard luck, hard pressed, hard row to hoe, hard-hearted…it’s … Continue reading

Posted in children in need, Despair, Family, foreclosure, frugal living, health, hopelessness, Hunger, poverty, recession, unemployment, uninsured | 2 Comments

Please Sir, I Want Some More

Some half dozen years ago I spent the better part of a day volunteering at a local soup kitchen/food pantry on the weekend before Thanksgiving.  There’s something about the holiday season that heightens my desire to care for strangers and this was … Continue reading

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