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2014-05-09 12:22:49

AKRON, Ohio, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) employees ran bake sales, held pizza lunches, put together office salad bars and participated in other fund-raising activities as part of the company's successful 2014 Harvest for Hunger campaign, contributing the equivalent of more than 2.2 million meals to food banks and other charities across six states where employees live and work. "Once again this year, our employees have demonstrated creativity, compassion...

2014-01-21 16:21:38

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, today expressed concern that millions of low-income families will have a tough time choosing between paying high heating bills and providing food for their families this winter. "The high cost of heat this winter due to prolonged and brutal cold spells will strain many household budgets and send more people to food pantries, soup kitchens and other...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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