Hunger and Help: Are Community Fridges the Answer?

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  The community fridge not only feeds the hungry, but helps cut down on waste. In the United States, recent data suggests that as much as "133 billion pounds of food ... [or] 31 percent of the total food supply" is wasted in a typical year, rather than going to feed someone --  a waste which Pope Francis said is "like stealing from the table of the poor and the hungry." But food safety laws prevent communities in the U.S. from setting up community refrigerators like the one in Spain.. A co … [Read more...]

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The day I bought steak with my food stamps

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I cried every night, the week before I finally applied for food stamps. I was so ashamed. Food stamps are for losers, people who make stupid, irresponsible choices, people who want to live a life of luxury while other people work hard to pick up the slack. This I knew.We were homeschooling, because the schools in our town were wretched. We were in that town because we were renting a house from my brother-in-law, because we had been evicted from our previous apartment, because the landlord … [Read more...]

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Ten pleasures that Gwyneth Paltrow will never know

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2. The invisible, celebratory fireworks that explode in your head when the credit card machine says, "APPROVED." Read the rest at the Register.  Image via Wikimedia Commons … [Read more...]

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