daily links::a food waste cookbook!, news on teen hunger, and more

There’s a cookbook called Amazing Waste with recipes entirely devoted to cooking with scraps,leftovers,etc. I haven’t had a chance to look through the entire thing yet but this looks like the kind of cookbook I would write. Am writing. These kinds of recipes are great for food pantry users (at least my food pantry) where…

What foods would you like to see in a Backpack Program?

I’m sharing this question today from a reader who is involved with starting a Backpack Program for junior high aged kids in her area. For anyone not familiar with the Backpack Program : every Friday during the school year, food is sent home via backpack . The goal is to provide  food for the weekend to…

new food stamp amount: $221/month for a family of 5

We reapplied for food stamps at the end of May and finally got a decision this week. We were denied but then also approved in the same decision. Because I’m self-employed, they said the amount I made in May put us over the qualifying limit by $87 but then averaged the past 3 months of…

[contents: fast food,food accessibility,race,class,veterans,elderly,Boston,income inequality,housing inequality, Angela Davis,Planned Parenthood, birth control,low income women, child poverty,Texas, criminal justice system, foster care system] McDouble is ‘cheapest and most nutritious food in human history’ –   “The double cheeseburger provides 390 calories, 23 grams of protein – half a daily serving – seven per cent of daily fibre, 19…

Daily Dozen: More on #FlintWaterCrisis

Current news and developments happening in Flint this week. Check out last week’s link round up here. Let me preface this collection of links by giving a little personal background that fuels my outrage. My youngest daughter had lead poisoning when she was small. Her lead levels were very high but were discovered through a…

Daily Dozen: Links galore.Well, 12 to be exact.

  Trying something new here. I always have soooo many links to share that I get overwhelmed when I try to do it just once a week. And honestly, I can imagine when it’s a ton of links at once, it’s a lot to take in. So, I’ll try this. I’ll share 12 links every…

The food people get from the food bank

A couple of weeks ago, I asked readers to tell me what they get from their food bank. I got hundreds of answers and what I heard was exactly as I expected but maybe not what a lot of people would expect? And that was absolutely why I wanted to do this post. I’ve been writing…

Links That Matter: 1.11.16

[Contents: public housing,water contamination in Flint, sexual harassment,Native-American homeless veterans, affordable housing,children in poverty,homeless college students,Wisconsin,Scott Walker, Right to Work, Richmond, Jobs after prison, gender wage gap,depression in women ] Housing  → Baltimore Housing Authority settle “sex for repairs” lawsuit with female tenants – Maintenance workers at housing projects refused to make repairs unless women gave…

Jan 5: Yays,Boos,and Goals

Here’s what’s happening in our world. Starting with the bad stuff…. BOOS We’re late with the rent because we had to pay car insurance We had no water from Friday night until Saturday afternoon. I lived in a house without running water once and forgot how much I love running water and indoor plumbing. Eventually,…

Ugh, SNAP.

Here’s my good-bad news: My husband got a raise. 50 whole cents more per hour. I am finally easing back into work at home mode. The summer and our hectic move made working difficult. We’re settling in, my kids are in school full time. I am not at a place where working outside the home…