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PHOTO: The seventh annual Walk to End Hunger is set for Thanksgiving morning at the Mall of America. Photo credit: Hunger Solutions Minnesota

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - It has become a family tradition for thousands of Minnesotans who will be giving back by raising money for the hungry on Thanksgiving before they sit down and give thanks at that big feast. The 7th annual Walk to End Hunger will be held Thursday morning at the Mall of America, ...Read More

PHOTO: Home for Thanksgiving? Some New Yorkers say it would be nice to have a home, with food. The struggle against homelessness and hunger goes on through the holidays. Photo credit: Kyle James/Flickr.

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Thanksgiving week finds New York nonprofits that focus on hunger and homelessness stretched tight, even two years after the havoc of Superstorm Sandy. Randi Shubin Dresner, president and chief executive of Island Harvest, says it's been a "tough year." The food pantries and agencies ...Read More

Photo: North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said on Friday the state has had job growth to compensate for jobs lost during the Great Recession. Some economists say there is more to the story. Photo credit: North Carolina Governor's Office.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Not everyone is buying Governor Pat McCrory's claim of success after October unemployment numbers indicated the state had recovered the jobs lost during the Great Recession. While the number of people employed last month is slightly above pre-recession levels, John Quinterno wit ...Read More

PHOTO: Dan Stein, president and CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, says a new study from Feeding America shows the connection between poor nutrition and poor health for Wisconsinites who struggle daily to provide nutritious meals for their families. Photo courtesy of Second Harvest Foodbank.

MADISON, Wis. – While millions of Wisconsinites will sit down to a huge turkey dinner later this week, a new study shows many in the Badger State are having trouble feeding their families, and it's taking a toll on their health. Dan Stein, president and CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank, says t ...Read More

PHOTO: Children will be the big winners in President Barack Obama's executive action delaying the deportation of parents who are unauthorized immigrants, says the NEA of New Mexico. Photo courtesy of the White House.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The overall well being of thousands of American children in New Mexico, born to parents who are undocumented immigrants, should benefit from President Barack Obama's action on immigration, according to Charles Bowyer, executive director of the National Education Association ...Read More

PHOTO: A mid-November dusting of snow on this electric meter is a reminder of the heating bills ahead. Applications are now being accepted for a one-time subsidy from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The calendar says it's still fall - but this week's snow, sleet and single-digit wind chills have plunged Kentucky into the heart of winter, early. For some, keeping their homes warm is a struggle. That's where a government program known as LIHEAP comes in. Mike Moynahan, energy pr ...Read More

PHOTO: Low-income homeowners in Indiana who need help keeping their homes warm can apply for assistance through the Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP. Photo credit: Freeman/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Inches of snow and temperatures below zero are making it an especially frigid November in Indiana, which translates to higher heating bills. The Energy Assistance Program might be able to help cushion the blow for those who struggle to keep their homes warm. The program provides util ...Read More

PHOTO: More working Montanans living in rural areas claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, compared with those living in metropolitan areas of the state. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

BILLINGS, Mont. - Rural living can be a struggle in Montana. In fact, for 21 percent of the state's rural workers, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) keeps them above the poverty line, according to new research from the Center for Rural Affairs. The EITC is a refundable federal credit which is cla ...Read More

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