weekend links

» Fifty years later, Black Panthers’ art still resonates – this weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers’, the architects of our current day school lunch and WIC program. » More colleges open food pantries to address hunger on college campuses » Exploring the Untold Stories of Refugees with Rolling Blackouts Cartoonist Sarah Glidden »  Does…

daily link(s): Delete to Feed

Land O’Lakes has a little thing happening called Delete to Feed . For each Instagram food pic you delete on your own account, Land O’ Lakes will donate 11 meals to Feeding America. via Land O’ Lakes on IG:@landolakesktchn  

SNAP News: Community college students & hunger, Scott Walker’s nonsense…a report that says SNAP works to feed people and reduce poverty (yes,we know)

Recent changes to the SNAP program or public commentary… [Content Notes for this week: college students,Wisconsin, Scott Walker,much poor shaming, SNAP challenges, CalFresh, Sacramento,New Mexico, New Jersey, senior citizens, SNAP works!, Georgia, Syrian refugees ]   χ  Association of Community College Trustees Announces New Report on Hungry, Homeless  – The “Hungry to Learn” report examines…

Today’s Reads: “”We have an image of hunger that comes from Africa, but this is America.And unless your belly is distended we don’t have an image of what hunger looks like here.”

All the read-worthy things for this evening. Viola Davis talked to People Magazine about digging through trash and stealing food as a kid growing up with hunger. Now partnering with the Safeway Foundationand the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Davis is spearheading the campaign forHunger Is to raise awareness and funds to fight childhood hunger. “We have an image of hunger…

Jenn’s Words: “Living in poverty is like being punched in the face over and over and over on a daily basis. “

Thank you to Jenn for sharing her personal story of living in poverty right now…. ================================================================================================================================================ Today, I did something I never thought I’d do. I yelled at my son for being hungry. Oh sure, there are many parents nodding in agreement because they’ve done the same thing. Many have yelled at their kids for…

Food is a human right, not a privilege

The first time I experienced true hunger, I just went with it and hoped the answer to having no food would fall in my lap. Something would change. I was not about to go beg for help. I was raised knowing what kind of people got free money from the government. Lazy,good for nothing,waste of…

All the things you might have missed- 12/2-12/8/2013

Ok, let’s try this. A link digest of all the Facebook posts  from the past week, all in one handy place. Facebook’s super annoying “algorithm”  keeps fewer people from seeing the Poor as Folk page posts. Articles & Thoughts Where Is the Love?– I don’t like Nicholas Kristof ‘s use of unfair stereotypes here to illustrate his point…

Only Good Stuff: School kids get to eat for free, City Harvest food rescue, a town gave poor people money and it was awesome, and more…

The good stuff  happening in poverty and food justice…. ♥ In September, West Virginia rolled out their non-income qualification free meal program in schools . Now , thanks to  what’s called the Community Eligibility Option, more cities are offering free meals to kids. The program is part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that authorized $4.5…