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Archives - April 2011

April 26, 2011

Tyson Foods Sees Value in Food Stamp Challenge

Tyson Hunger Relief logo

I am nourished by the commitment Tyson Foods has to a hunger-free America. My good friend Ed Nicholson is a powerful and credible voice in our national dialog around how to shape a "more perfect Union" – I am thankful that he included me in the Tyson Hunger Relief Blog this week highlighting my month long Food Stamp Challenge. 

Posted by DDavenport - 04/26/11, 01:09 PM

 

April 19, 2011

As I Begin The 3rd Week...

Executive Director, David Davenport continues his journey on the Food Stamp Challenge. 

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Posted by David Davenport - 04/19/11, 09:50 PM

 

April 15, 2011

A Simple Walk....Making a Big Difference!

What does it mean to go the extra mile? For some of us, it's returning the shopping cart at the grocery store so it doesn't linger in the parking lot to wander. For others, it is doing their part to keep the house tidy for when their spouse walks in after a long day.

What does it mean to go the extra mile for those in need? 

Walkers in the Second Harvest Community Food Bank Extra Mile Walk-a-thon

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Posted by jobrien - 04/15/11, 07:05 AM

 

April 12, 2011

The Challenge: How's It Going?

So how's it going?

I get that question a lot these days. It didn't take long before the answer was – "it isn't fun anymore."

Line at the Second Harvest Community Food Bank Harvest House

(This photo was taken this afternoon as people started to wait in line at Harvest House, our on-site pantry.  Patrons of Harvest House often have to wait 30 minutes to an hour before they get their turn in line.  There is a small waiting room in Harvest House, but as you can see the line often spills into the parking lot. Often times people bring their own chairs to sit on as they wait.)

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Posted by ddavenport - 04/12/11, 05:13 PM

 

April 08, 2011

National Volunteer Month: Endless Hours Logged

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and we would like to pause to recognize and thank those who help make us efficient and effective.

Norm Bigger - Volunteer at Second Harvest Community Food Bank

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Posted by jobrien - 04/08/11, 07:27 PM

 

April 05, 2011

Being Poor Isn't a Character Flaw

Boy with a Lunch Bag

It was 7:32am on the first day of the Food Stamp (SNAP) Challenge and my office phone rang.

“Are you kidding me, I am a disabled veteran that served in the military for eight years. I cannot work and my Food Stamp benefits are $16 PER MONTH”.

I am aware that one of the few flaws with SNAP is how it hits people on Social Security. I understand why disability and Social Security benefits are charged against SNAP benefits. I understand how the math worked against the man on the other side of this phone call.

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Posted by David Davenport, Second Harvest Community Food Bank Executive Director - 04/05/11, 02:36 PM

 
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