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Believe In Yourself

In People on May 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm

BY AMANDA KYC:

One of the most common misconceptions is the assumption that if someone is hungry it means that they do not have a job or they are living on the streets. Anyone can experience food hunger and it affects many millions of Americans. Many families who do have jobs work all day and night to get enough money to feed their children. There are many other families who do not meet those requirements. A website called Feeding America has many hunger facts about families who struggle with hunger. “Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger.  These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.”

The poverty level in America increases every single day.  In 2009 over 8.8 million families were in poverty. Families who are in poverty have a really hard time dealing with hunger issues. There are over millions and millions of people that suffer from poverty. Thankfully enough there are food pantries for people who cannot afford food for their loved ones. Read the rest of this entry »

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Great Things Happen at the Edinboro Food Pantry

In Organizations on April 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

BY: AMANDA KYC

Every day in Northwestern Pennsylvania there is over a thousand of people who receive food from the Second Harvest food bank. People who do not have enough money to afford food enjoy the opportunity of going to the food bank. This is a great organization that collects products from the food industry and food drives. Many people visit the food bank not only to get food, but to go and socialize with the rest of the community. The food from the Second Harvest food bank goes to the Edinboro Food Pantry. Read the rest of this entry »

Healthcare In America

In Defining The Problem on March 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

By: AMANDA KYC

When Ashley Perkins was 2-years-old, her mother divorced her biological father because he had a gambling problem. Her mother did not have enough money to support them so they moved into her grandmother’s house in Fairview, Pa.

Eventually her mother got a full-time job as a medical assistant. She made $9 an hour and worked long hours. She was barely home to take care of Ashley, and when she was at home she was sleeping.

Ashley went to daycare at Head start. Read the rest of this entry »