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2011-03-11 14:21:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March is National Nutrition Month and BenefitsCheckUp® encourages all Americans to take this time to make informed food choices, develop sound eating habits and recognize that hunger remains a serious issue for many older adults. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100706/DC30985LOGO) According to research sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America, approximately six million seniors have faced...

2011-03-10 10:13:00

Vote Rejects Concept of Slashing Senior Service Programs WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate has rejected House legislation (H.R. 1) that would have cut or eliminated programs designed to help older Americans sustain their economic independence and health. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100615/NCOALOGO) H.R. 1 included: A $525 million cut in job training and placement for low-income seniors under the Senior Community Service Employment Program...

2011-03-08 07:00:00

Donation Will Help Provide Meals To Children In Need CHICAGO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) has donated $500,000 to Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization, the charity announced today. The funds will be used to help provide nutritious food, groceries and meals to children living at risk of hunger. RMHC not only tries to improve the health and well being of children directly...

2011-03-07 06:15:00

CARNEGIE, Pa., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania is gearing up for its 2011 camping season. The organization's 95-acre Camp Allegheny and Retreat Center, located along Slippery Rock Creek in Ellwood City, is readying for its summer camp program that will run June 18th thru August 11th. Each year, nearly 2,000 needy children from all over Western Pennsylvania enjoy a program that provides not only fun and excitement, but also valuable...

2011-03-01 07:10:00

SALT LAKE CITY, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 14th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger-fighting agencies nationwide, using it to help them raise funds this March and April. Feinstein's past annual spring $1 million challenges to fight hunger have raised over $1 billion for over 2000 agencies and houses of worship nationwide helping the needy. "This is a wonderful opportunity for the Salt Lake Community to partner with The Salt Lake...

2011-02-24 06:00:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Walmart will present more than $1.5 million in grants to nonprofits in the six communities that led in votes at the end of its "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook campaign. Community organizations in Salt Lake City; Fresno, Calif.; Columbia, S.C.; Ogden, Utah; Charleston, S.C.; and Bakersfield, Calif. will use the funds to provide more than 11 million meals to families in need. Part of the company's $2 billion commitment to help...

2011-02-22 12:00:00

Hunger in Our Schools: Share Our Strength's Teachers Report Finds Connecting Kids to Breakfast is Vital for Academic Achievement WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-thirds of teachers across the U.S. say they have children in their classrooms who regularly come to school too hungry to learn because they are not getting enough to eat at home, according to a national new survey released today. More than 60% of the teachers surveyed for Hunger in Our Schools: Share Our...

2011-02-21 06:45:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We live in a very unique time; our nation is being crippled by staggering levels of individuals who are overweight and obese. Combined, they are estimated to be a stunning 68% of the population, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the same time, we are facing unprecedented levels of poverty (1-in-6) who lack secure food. Ironically, some people live in such abundance they over-consume, while others lack the means necessary for...

2011-02-16 16:01:00

AARP Concerned About Cuts to Critical Programs; Encouraged by Commitment to Home and Community Services SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state budget released today by Governor Quinn will have a devastating impact on thousands of older Illinoisans. Quinn's budget eliminates funding for property tax relief and a critical pharmaceutical assistance program while also cutting funding for essential home delivered meal programs. "It is encouraging that the...

2011-02-10 12:27:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that with the help of new Subaru owners, the company generated $5 million for charities across the country during its third annual "Share the Love" event. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080325/SUBARULOGO ) Subaru is donating $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased (up to a maximum of $5 million) from November 20, 2010 through January 3, 2011. Customers who purchased or leased...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'