When a Farm Bill adds to the hungry

Poverty -- NPRBy Crystal Hayes       Published: June 10, 2013

It was always a good day when my mother came home with bags of groceries. Everybody was happy that day – until she had to start worrying about how to put food on the table again as a single mom working full-time. I can’t think of too many things more demoralizing for a parent than struggling to put food on the table, and now, thanks to 36 members of the House Committee on Agriculture, it will be harder than ever for vulnerable families to feed their children.

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Feeding Frenzy Winners Determined

Legal Feeding Frenzy Logo - WEBFrom the N.C. Bar Association

The 2013 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy is over. All that’s left now, in addition to distributing approximately 180,000 pounds which will provide the equivalent of 150,000 meals for our hungry neighbors across the state, is to recognize the winners.

Attorney General Roy Cooper did just that on Wednesday, April 24, when the coveted Attorney General’s Cup was presented to the overall champion during an awards ceremony at the N.C. Bar Center in Cary.

The Piedmont Natural Gas Legal Department of Charlotte claimed the overall championship and will receive the Attorney General’s Cup.

Winners in their respective categories, based on pounds of food donated per person, are:

  • Sole Practitioner (1-10 employees): Simonsen Law Firm, PC, Edenton
  • Small Firm (11-50 employees): District Court Judges of Wake County
  • Medium Firm (51-100 employees): Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, P.A., Winston-Salem
  • Large Firm (more than 100 employees): Moore & Van Allen PLLC
  • Law School: Campbell University School of Law

The North Carolina Feeding Frenzy food drive was conducted from March 18-April 5 under the direction of the NCBA Young Lawyers Division and the N.C. Association of Food Banks.

Both organizations extend their appreciation to Attorney General Cooper for his support of this endeavor and to the hundreds of attorneys and law firm/organization employees who participated in this worthwhile cause.

For a complete list of participants go to:  http://ncfoodbanks.org/feeding-frenzy-participants/

LEGAL FEEDING FRENZY SET TO LAUNCH

 Legal Feeding Frenzy Logo - WEB

No one should go hungry, especially children.

That is why Attorney General Roy Cooper is joining forces with the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association and the N.C. Association of Food Banks for the 2013 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy.

 The food and fund drive competition between North Carolina law firms and organizations, which runs from March 18 to April 5, will assist North Carolina’s Feeding America Food Banks.

To register for the competition or to get more information go to www.nclegalfeedingfrenzy.com

 

NJ mayor to live on food stamps

NJ mayor to live on food stamps starting Tuesday

Published – Nov 29 2012 06:48PM EST

KATIE ZEZIMA, Associated Press

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 file photo, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, left, greets 13-year-old Blonbzell Taylor outside of Clinton Hill...(Associated Press)In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 file photo, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, left, greets 13-year-old Blonbzell Taylor outside of Clinton Hill Community Resource Center, where residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy received clothing donations in Newark, N.J.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mayor Cory Booker said he will live on food stamps for a week starting Tuesday.

Booker told The Associated Press on Thursday that he will honor the challenge he made to a Twitter follower earlier this month and try living on the monetary equivalent of food stamps for at least a week.

“December 4 to 11. Seven days,” Booker said after the ribbon cutting for new loft apartments in Newark. He said he will be limited to $1.40 for each meal.

The North Carolina woman Booker challenged plans to accept, but she is not sure she will do it next week.

More at: http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55255278/78299939/NJ_mayor_to_live_on_food_stamps_starting_Tuesday