Archive for the ‘Hunger’ Category

This year, "National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week" was from November 14th through the 20th.

The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) — along with the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness – co-sponsor the event annually to try and create (as the NCH website states):

". . . a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness."

And indeed, there were numerous communities nationwide that held "sleep-outs," walks and other events to raise awareness.   (more…)

After roughly one month on the job, Seth Diamond, New York City’s new homeless czar, has put forward his solution for ending homeless in NYC.

According to an article in the New York Daily News,

"The new homelessness commissioner has a message for needy New Yorkers who sleep in city shelters: Get a job!"

Wow! What a novel idea.

Why didn’t someone else think of that?   (more…)

I have two simple questions to ask.

Last night, when you crawled into bed, did you go to sleep hungry? Or did you have enough to eat throughout the day?   (more…)

If Miami City Commission Chairman Marc Sarnoff has his way, it may soon be illegal for regular citizens to feed the homeless. Violators will be fined and perhaps even face jail time.

Chairman Sarnoff has already drafted an ordinance and plans to introduce it to the city’s commission next month.

According to an article in the Miami Herald, the ordinance, if adopted, would prohibit Miami citizens from feeding the homeless unless they’ve attended a "food safety course" and conduct the feedings only in locations specifically designated by the city. Those folks would also have to bring along porta-potties and sinks.   (more…)

Imagine yourself as a member of a church and being told by local government that you aren’t allowed to do good works in accordance to your faith.

That’s exactly what has happened in Phoenix, AZ.

Since January 2009, the CrossRoads United Methodist Church has been holding a Saturday morning breakfast. However, due to complaints from some of the church’s "neighbors," city officials have ordered the church to cease holding the weekly event – saying that it violates local zoning ordinances which prohibit "charity dining halls" from operating in residential areas.   (more…)