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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Staff Writer | January 30, 1994
5/8 TC Harford County has been allocated $45,639 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist with local emergency food and shelter programs.The money will be disbursed to private voluntary and governmental agencies that provide food, clothing, lodging, utilities and rental assistance to needy Harford families.Last year's grant of $43,786 was divided among 15 charitable organizations, including the Salvation Army, Harford Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Harford Interfaith Community, ECHCO House, the Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center.
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January 31, 2014
The Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. celebrated the 101st anniversary of the sorority's founding Jan. 10 to 11 by leading various community service projects that support the sorority's mission. In keeping with the sorority's overall public service mission, and the Columbia Alumnae Chapter's specific efforts to positively impact the Howard County community, projects were selected that address the growing homeless population in Howard County, hunger prevention and elderly care.
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February 12, 1998
THE PHRASE HEARD in Washington from both political parties a few years back was the need to "reform welfare, as we know it." We never heard the rallying cry, "If people go hungry, big deal."Thus, a proposal in Annapolis to create an Emergency Food Program.Del. Samuel I. Rosenberg, a Baltimore Democrat and one of three sponsors of House Bill 350, said he's seeking $2 million for fiscal 1999, which would augment private giving.It's a drop in the bucket that the governor and state legislature should support.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2013
Sister Irene Marshiano, a nun who offered sandwiches and coffee "with respect" at the Franciscan Center she founded 45 years ago, died of complications from diabetes Oct. 31 at her order's Clare Court Convent in Northeast Baltimore. She was 70. Born in New York City's Harlem and raised in the Bronx, she was the daughter of a Hertz rental car mechanic and a homemaker. After graduating from St. Helena's High School in the Bronx, she entered a Franciscan convent, but she soon experienced health problems and was asked to leave.
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February 21, 2001
County to get $17,605 for food, shelter programs Carroll County has been selected to receive $17,605 under Phase 19 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The program is designed to provide shelter, food and support services for homeless and hungry people nationwide. Operating principles include: fast response; allocations to neediest areas; public-private sector cooperation; minimum, but accountable, reporting; and local decision-making.
NEWS
December 27, 1992
More than $43,000 in federal money will go to Harford County emergency food and shelter programs in 1993.The $43,786 grant comes from the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, said Harford Councilwoman Joanne S. Parrott, co-chair of the board's county chapter."
NEWS
February 22, 2005
U.S. funds for food, shelter assistance to be distributed Carroll County will receive $29,395 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. A local board made up of members of the Circle of Caring Homeless Board will determine how the funds will be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. Agencies receiving funds must be private nonprofit organizations or governmental entities, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination and demonstrate the ability to administer emergency food or shelter programs.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1996
Carroll County has received a $16,000 federal grant to pay for food, shelter and other emergency services for the county's low-income population.The money was awarded through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program of Alexandria, Va. The program is governed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Local nonprofit agencies that provide emergency services to needy county residents may apply for the grant money, which will be distributed by Carroll County Circle of Caring. The circle includes members of Carroll's human services community, with representatives from social services agencies and religious organizations.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | March 11, 1998
Many of the unemployed and working poor are hungry and outside the mainstream, but not necessarily homeless, the Maryland Food Bank said yesterday.As part of a 1997 national study released yesterday, the bank interviewed at random 395 people statewide using emergency food providers it served. It also received 269 questionnaires filled out by the food pantries, shelters and food kitchens.Among key findings about the Maryland hungry:76 percent of the unemployed clients were seeking employment.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | March 21, 1991
Hard times have hit home for growing numbers of laid-off workers andnewly poor families in Anne Arundel County.Caught in the recession, more needy families are seeking emergency food and money each month from charities such as the North County Emergency Outreach Network, a non-profit coalition of 28 churches.Leaders of the ecumenical organization reported a dramatic increase in the number of families lining up for food and help with rent orelectricity bills this winter. In the last two months, 374 families and 53 single people have requested help, a third more than the number seeking assistance during the same period last year.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2011
For struggling families with young children, the seemingly endless need for baby diapers can prove a real financial strain. Realizing the need, a local nonprofit group recently teamed up with a diaper company to donate more than 11,000 disposable diapers to an organization serving more than 75 social service groups in Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore. The Junior League of Annapolis collected the diapers through donations from its 400 members and by holding diaper drives outside local stores in November and December.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,julie.bykowicz@baltsun.com | May 12, 2009
Miracyle Thompson, a pregnant Baltimore County mother of two little boys who have sickle cell disease, was skipping meals and battling with angry doctors over unpaid bills. Her husband's sales job wasn't bringing in enough money to support the growing family. Seeking help, she applied in February for state food and medical assistance. Federal law requires that those emergency benefits be approved within 30 days. A month ticked by, and then a letter from the state Department of Human Resources arrived: "An agency delay has occurred beyond our control."
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By Carolyn Woo | June 19, 2008
Before leaving the University of Notre Dame for a two-week trip to Ethiopia and Kenya, I was concerned about the rising food prices worldwide. Having grown up in Hong Kong eating rice each day, I was particularly worried by the threefold increase in the price of rice - the staple food for about 3 billion people worldwide. My concern took on a new intensity when I arrived in East Africa and began touring projects supported by Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services. In Africa, the rise in global food prices doesn't mean forgoing a night out on the town or passing up a pair of shoes on sale.
NEWS
November 16, 2007
Democrats ignore will of the people Early Sunday morning, the Democratic leaders of Maryland sneaked across the border of common sense and fiscal responsibility and invaded the wallets of hard-working families ("Compromise near on taxes," Nov. 11). Leaving only a trail of higher taxes and fees, our elected representatives ignored the will of the people. At no point in Maryland history has this level of pillaging ever been achieved. It is a sad day for representative democracy and fiscal responsibility.
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February 22, 2005
U.S. funds for food, shelter assistance to be distributed Carroll County will receive $29,395 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. A local board made up of members of the Circle of Caring Homeless Board will determine how the funds will be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. Agencies receiving funds must be private nonprofit organizations or governmental entities, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination and demonstrate the ability to administer emergency food or shelter programs.
NEWS
January 21, 2005
THE NATION'S mayors gathered in Washington this week for their annual conference, where homeland security, tax reform and budget cuts topped the agenda. No less urgent, though, were sessions on poverty and hunger - topics big-city, suburban and rural mayors have become well acquainted with as unemployed parents and low-wage workers increasingly turn to local governments and charities for help feeding their children, paying heat and medical bills, even holding on to their homes. A recent survey of 27 major American cities by the U.S. Conference of Mayors found requests for emergency food assistance by families with children rose 13 percent in 2004, and 12 percent for the elderly.
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By Lynda Robinson | November 20, 1990
At a time when the demand for emergency food assistance is rising sharply, the Maryland Department of Human Resources is eliminating funding for two nutrition programs that help feed the poor.The state's budget cuts, which total $235,000, will make it harder for Maryland's non-profit food banks to meet the increasing demand for emergency food aid, Linda Eisenberg, executive director of the Maryland Food Committee, said yesterday.The cuts also will threaten a badly needed food assistance program for migrant farm workers on the Eastern Shore, she said.
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By Los Angeles Times | October 10, 1991
MOSCOW -- With food lines lengthening in major Soviet cities and winter fast approaching, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev formally presented a detailed request to the United States for emergency food assistance yesterday at a Kremlin meeting with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Edward R. Madigan.The details of Gorbachev's request, which U.S. officials said included specific dollar figures and tonnage amounts for each type of food the Soviets want from the West, were not disclosed, and the Bush administration has not yet decided exactly how much to give.
NEWS
February 21, 2001
County to get $17,605 for food, shelter programs Carroll County has been selected to receive $17,605 under Phase 19 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The program is designed to provide shelter, food and support services for homeless and hungry people nationwide. Operating principles include: fast response; allocations to neediest areas; public-private sector cooperation; minimum, but accountable, reporting; and local decision-making.
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By From staff reports | December 17, 1999
In Baltimore County Police seek man wanted in 4 robberies in Middle River Baltimore County police are searching for a man who they believe committed four robberies in Middle River in two days. The first occurred Dec. 9 at 2: 22 a.m. at the Royal Farm Store in the 1600 block of Middleborough Road. At noon the same day, a second robbery occurred at Ballard Liquors on Ballard Avenue. On Dec. 10, the Dunkin' Donuts in the 1600 block of Eastern Blvd. was robbed at 1 a.m. Four hours later, a robbery occurred at the Royal Farm Store in the 1300 block of Windlass Drive.
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