Latest Redwood Empire Food Bank Stories

2011-06-01 10:56:00

Coalition Urges House of Representatives to Reject Cuts to Nutrition Programs CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 31, The House Committee on Appropriations approved dramatic cuts to several federal nutrition programs that would eliminate nutrition assistance for hundreds of thousands of low-income seniors, women, infants, and children and cut support for charitable food assistance by over 20 percent. "The proposed cuts are staggering," said Vicki Escarra, President...

2011-05-16 06:00:00

ConAgra Foods Foundation and country music singer and song writer Josh Kelley help alleviate hunger for children during the summer months CHICAGO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When school is out for summer vacation, millions of children across the country lose access to the free and reduced-price meals they receive during the school year. The Summer Food Service Program, run by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), aims to fill that gap, providing children with...

2010-08-17 15:04:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- For many kids, back to school means new school supplies, new clothes and new teachers. But for millions of children, going back to school means the comfort of knowing they will once again have regular meals provided five days a week. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/CG51824) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100817/CG51824) During the school year, 19.5 million children receive free and reduced-price meals at school. But...

2010-07-07 15:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- For many kids, the end of the school year is a time to celebrate, plan summer vacations, and play with friends. But for millions of children, the time away from school means not knowing where their next meal will come from. With the goal of helping ensure more children have enough to eat all year long, ConAgra Foods has partnered with Feeding America to create the Hunger-Free Summer initiative. (Photo:...

2010-06-08 14:58:00

PITTSBURGH, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today joined the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to recognize Hunger Awareness Day and urge the public to make donations to hard-pressed food banks across the state. Redding said June is considered a "hunger gap" month because students lose access to school-provided breakfast and lunch meals and the summer and fall harvest is not yet underway. "More than 1.4 million Pennsylvanians are at-risk...

2010-04-29 07:00:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For many families facing financial troubles and struggling to put dinner on the table, help is hard to find. In this country, we're hearing more each day about the growing problem of "food deserts" - rural and urban communities where residents might not have access to a grocery store, emergency food assistance, or food of good nutritional balance. The Kraft Foods Foundation and Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.