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    PNS Daily News - April 21, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; on this, the eve of Earth Day, President Obama says climate change is this planet’s greatest environmental threat; and a legal battle is brewing of an EPA-approved herbicide that has in it, a component used in Agent Orange; and a Texas woman is facing a big fine for feeding homeless people.

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PHOTO: A San Antonio chef has been feeding the area's homeless for over a decade, but police recently gave her ticket with a potential fine of $2,000 for allegedly violating a city ordinance. She plans to contest it, citing freedom of religion. Photo credit: Matthew Woitunski/Wikimedia Commons.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Joan Cheever has been serving restaurant-quality food to San Antonio's homeless and poor every Tuesday since 2005, but in early April she was served with a $2,000 citation for allegedly breaking a city ordinance – serving food from a vehicle not licensed as a food truck. ...Read More

PHOTO: On Thursday, Oregon lawmakers will read handwritten messages on hundreds of paper plates from food bank clients from across the state, as part of advocacy efforts for the Oregon Hunger Response Fund. Photo courtesy Oregon Food Bank.

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers may not be eating off paper plates this week - but they may be reading a few. Oregon Food Bank network sites across the state have been collecting handwritten messages on paper plates from people who need food assistance to get through the month. They'll share them th ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Food Research and Action Center finds that one in six American households said there were times they couldn't afford to buy food in 2014, many relied on community food banks such as the one above. Photo credit: BotMultichillT/Wikimedia Commons.
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AUSTIN, Texas - While Congress considers cuts to safety-net programs such as food stamps - now known as SNAP benefits - a new report by the Food Research and Action Center shows that millions of Americans still are struggling to put food on the table. The study, "How Hungry is America?," found that ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Food Research and Action Center says slightly more than 15 percent of Pennsylvanians risk going hungry and don't always have enough money to buy food. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - One Pennsylvanian in seven risks going hungry, according to a new report, and that number is higher in places such as Philadelphia. According to the national analysis from the Food Research and Action Center, slightly more than 15 percent of Pennsylvanians live with food hardship ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Food Research and Action Center says slightly more than 15 percent of Virginians risk going hungry and don't always have enough money for food. Photo courtesy of letsmove.gov.

RICHMOND, Va. - One Virginian in every seven risks going hungry, according to a new report, and that number is higher in some parts of the state. According to a new national analysis from the Food Research and Action Center, slightly more than 15 percent of Virginians live with food hardship. Seven ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Food Research and Action Center finds that one-in-six American households said there were times they couldn't afford to buy food in 2014, many relied on community food banks such as the one above. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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DENVER - While Congress considers cuts to safety-net programs such as food stamps, a new report by the Food Research and Action Center shows millions of Americans still are struggling to put food on the table. The study, "How Hungry is America?" found one-in-six American homes admitted there were t ...Read More

PHOTO: A new (FRAC) report finds Worcester has jumped to the top third for cities where residents are struggling to put food on the table. Credit: Mike Clifford

BOSTON - A new report finds more families are struggling to find food in Worcester than in any other large metro area in the state. Patricia Baker, senior policy analyst with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, says Worcester saw a four percent jump in food hardship that now impacts one in five ...Read More

PHOTO: Education and nutrition leaders gathered in Indianapolis for a summit to explore ways districts can offer breakfast to more children in school. Photo courtesy of the USDA.

INDIANAPOLIS - A healthy breakfast has been shown to boost brain power, and Indiana is expanding efforts to ensure every student starts the day ready to learn. At a nutrition summit Wednesday in Indianapolis, teachers, administrators and food service directors brainstormed ways to get more kids to ...Read More

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