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Archives - April 2012

April 24, 2012

Deficit Reduction Must Reflect American Values

Deficit reduction is an important national priority, vital to our long-term economic opportunity and security. However, just because it’s important doesn’t mean that it can be undertaken without regard to our national values.


Posted by David Davenport, CEO - 04/24/12, 09:40 AM


April 20, 2012

Hunger is Here

Ashlee Boner is a guest blogger for Second Harvest Community Food Bank. This blog is a very personal account of how Ashlee became engaged with Second Harvest and our mission.


Posted by Ashlee Boner, Guest Blogger - 04/20/12, 02:03 PM


April 13, 2012

House Budget Hurts Vulnerable Families in Missouri and Kansas

The House of Representatives passed a budget that would slash and restructure the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps) — leaving over 1.2 million people in Missouri and Kansas unable to afford needed food. What’s worse, it demands billions of dollars in additional cuts from agriculture and nutrition programs — putting at risk the programs that are the single biggest source of food for those in need who rely on soup kitchens and food pantries. Take action now to protect our hunger safety net.


Posted by David Davenport, CEO - 04/13/12, 09:37 AM


April 12, 2012

Food Stamp Challenge: 20 Things I Learned

Recently I completed a month-long Food Stamp Challenge. During that time, I lived on a limited budget of $28 a week to simulate living on Food Stamps. Below are my top 20 lessons learned from my endeavor (in no particular order).


Posted by David Davenport, CEO - 04/12/12, 01:47 PM


April 04, 2012


Help Strengthen and Protect Nutrition Programs in the Farm Bill.


Posted by David Davenport, CEO - 04/04/12, 04:01 PM


April 02, 2012

Food Stamp Challenge - Barry Birr Reflects on his Experience

Barry Birr

Posted by Aaron Smullin, Public Relations Coordinator - 04/02/12, 09:09 AM

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