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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
Janice Scott works hard at KFC and stretches her budget to care for her 12-year-old son and her 1-year-old godson, whom she adopted this month. So she was grateful to be in a church basement in Essex on Tuesday, accepting a 14-pound turkey and a box full of ingredients for side dishes. The free Thanksgiving meal will help Scott feed about 10 people at her house for the holiday. "It makes a difference," Scott said. Scott said it's the first time she's received help like this.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Extra funds from Baltimore County have helped the Maryland Food Bank deliver 126,000 pounds of food to needy residents, county officials said Friday. The county had allocated a supplemental $75,000 for the Pantry on the Go program, which supports temporary food distribution sites. That was in addition to $325,000 the county has budgeted this year to help the food bank. The mobile program "quickly and cost-effectively delivers food to community-based host sites to provide immediate relief to struggling families, seniors and also former steelworkers in Dundalk," County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 12, 1991
WASHINGTON -- President Bush agreed yesterday to dispatch a team of U.S. experts to the Soviet Union, where it will study food distribution problems, in part to determine the potential impact of $1.5 million in U.S. grain credits that the Soviets have requested.Mr. Bush made the decision in consultation with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, whom he telephoned about 9 a.m. yesterday fromCamp David. The two leaders talked for about 45 minutes on arms control and economics, said White House spokesman William Harlow.
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Staff Reports | February 14, 2014
The county Department of Recreation & Parks announced last week the donation of hundreds of pounds of venison processed from its managed deer sharpshooting program to the Howard County Food Bank run by Community Action Council of Howard County Inc. Officials said the sharpshooting program helps maintain a stable white-tailed deer population on county land and “a healthy local source of meat and protein for needy county residents.” In...
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | March 25, 1993
As construction workers, Bob and John Wilcox know that steady work is hard to find in winter weather. But the two West Friendship residents haven't had jobs for the past few months and finally had to go on unemployment.The two brothers, each of whom has a wife and children, got some additional help yesterday at the Ellicott City National Guard Armory, the site of a federally funded emergency food distribution.The armory's cavernous gym became a makeshift grocery store as hundreds of county residents lined up to get potatoes, canned pork, butter, flour, cornmeal, beans and other foods.
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By Rewuters | November 18, 1994
ROME -- The U.N. World Food Program said today a growing number of Rwandan children were going hungry in Zaire's refugee camps because food distribution was controlled by corrupt Rwandan leaders.The agency said the situation is especially bad in the Mugunga camp in Goma on Zaire's border with Rwanda, home to 200,000 refugees.The WFP blamed the rise in malnutrition on those who distribute the rations."The more vulnerable groups do not receive enough food because of corruption and food leakages at the distribution level," the WFP said.
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Staff Reports | February 14, 2014
The county Department of Recreation & Parks announced last week the donation of hundreds of pounds of venison processed from its managed deer sharpshooting program to the Howard County Food Bank run by Community Action Council of Howard County Inc. Officials said the sharpshooting program helps maintain a stable white-tailed deer population on county land and “a healthy local source of meat and protein for needy county residents.” In...
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May 8, 2012
There will be a free food and clothing distribution event Saturday, May 19 at First United Methodist Church of Laurel, 424 Main St. The clothing distribution, sponsored by Grace Community Church, will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The food distribution is sponsored by Priority Partners and the Capital Area Food Bank, and will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Pick up free food and learn about getting no- and low-cost health care benefits for...
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Extra funds from Baltimore County have helped the Maryland Food Bank deliver 126,000 pounds of food to needy residents, county officials said Friday. The county had allocated a supplemental $75,000 for the Pantry on the Go program, which supports temporary food distribution sites. That was in addition to $325,000 the county has budgeted this year to help the food bank. The mobile program "quickly and cost-effectively delivers food to community-based host sites to provide immediate relief to struggling families, seniors and also former steelworkers in Dundalk," County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | July 1, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- In two weeks, the people who run Carroll County's shelters for the homeless may be out of their offices with no place to go.Human Services Programs Inc. would have to stop admissions to the homeless shelters and be unable to continue emergency aid programs -- with the possible exception of monthly surplus food distribution -- if the staff is evicted.The county commissioners have no other office space to offer the private, non-profit agency that contracts with the county to operate aid programs.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
Janice Scott works hard at KFC and stretches her budget to care for her 12-year-old son and her 1-year-old godson, whom she adopted this month. So she was grateful to be in a church basement in Essex on Tuesday, accepting a 14-pound turkey and a box full of ingredients for side dishes. The free Thanksgiving meal will help Scott feed about 10 people at her house for the holiday. "It makes a difference," Scott said. Scott said it's the first time she's received help like this.
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By John Fritze and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Tracey Coleman understands that many people are skeptical about the federal food stamp program, and she agrees that some reform may be needed. But the 43-year-old Essex woman also knows food stamps have kept her family fed since her husband was laid off from the Sparrows Point steel plant last year. And she doesn't believe the broad cuts Congress is considering are the right thing to do. "It's made a difference in our life," said Coleman, who is raising three children, including a daughter who is autistic.
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May 8, 2012
There will be a free food and clothing distribution event Saturday, May 19 at First United Methodist Church of Laurel, 424 Main St. The clothing distribution, sponsored by Grace Community Church, will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The food distribution is sponsored by Priority Partners and the Capital Area Food Bank, and will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Pick up free food and learn about getting no- and low-cost health care benefits for...
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By Lisa Levenstein and Jennifer Mittelstadt | February 12, 2012
The nation's food stamp program is an essential part of the American safety net. Why? Because people can't be productive - in school, at work or looking for work - if they are hungry and fearful about not having enough food to feed their families. The program serves 46 million people, almost as many people as Medicare. And that's despite the fact that more than one-third of those eligible for the benefit are not receiving it. If all those who qualified for food stamps enrolled in the program, it would include 20 percent to 25 percent of Americans.
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October 31, 2011
Loch Raven Technical Academy, in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank, will be distributing food at the LRTA Food Pantry inside the school, 8101 LaSalle Road, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The program is a new outreach effort at the school. Families in need in the community are invited to come and receive food items. The food bank provides the food for the pantry only on designated dates. The next date after Nov. 19 will be in December. Loch Raven program designed to map a path for students Students in gifted and talented courses in Grades seven, eight and nine and their parents are invited to Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue in Towson, on Nov. 2, at 6:45 p.m., for a presentation on the choices and challenges as they prepare for their high school and postsecondary education.
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By Robyn Dixon and Robyn Dixon,Los Angeles Times | September 28, 2008
MASVINGO PROVINCE, Zimbabwe - They look like birds pecking, grain by grain, along the nation's roadsides. Tattered women and children bend to pick up the corn blown from passing trucks. The precious grains are about all there is to eat. Millions of people across Zimbabwe are on the brink of starvation, largely because of the failure of this year's harvest and the nation's collapsed economy, along with President Robert G. Mugabe's ban on humanitarian aid during the recent election campaign.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | April 7, 1991
The lean, low-fat hamburgers being introduced by a national fast-food chain will also be coming soon to a school cafeteria near you.Howard County schools are participating in a statewide test of hamburgers made from low-fat beef patties supplied by the U.S. Department ofAgriculture.The test comes in the same month that McDonald's is introducing 91 percent lean "McLean Burgers."The 3-ounce beef patties being tested in school cafeterias this month are 92 percent lean, said W. Kenneth Shifflett, chief of the food distribution section of the Maryland State Department of Education.
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By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN STAFF | April 14, 2000
Royal Ahold NV said yesterday that it has completed its $3.6 billion purchase of Columbia-based U.S. Foodservice, expanding the Dutch supermarket giant's formidable food-industry realm into the business of food distribution. U.S. Foodservice will keep its name and remain in Columbia, with little effect on its management or its 13,250-employee work force. It operates 40 distribution centers nationwide and employs roughly 800 people in Maryland. By closing the deal announced last month, under which Royal Ahold paid $26 per share for U.S. Foodservice's common stock, the $6.8 billion Maryland company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Ahold USA, the American arm of the Dutch company.
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By Tracy Durkin | November 27, 2007
According to farmers and environmental activists, both the supply and the demand for locally sourced food have increased exponentially each year. The benefits of this movement are many, from the preservation of farmland and the slowing of sprawl to the reduced carbon load (grocery store produce travels an average of 1,500 miles to your table). Plus, let's face it: Fresh produce (and meat) tastes better. However, because of the complexity of food distribution networks at the grocery store level (even Whole Foods only makes local produce available at a farmer's market once a week in front of the store, not in it)
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By Robyn Dixon and Robyn Dixon,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 14, 2005
DOUKOUKOUNEY, Niger - When the women of this village heard that free food was on the way, they were overjoyed that for the first time in months, they would not have to worry about how to feed their children. "We have been hungry for more than a year," said Mariam Garba, 35, a mother of seven who was nursing a baby as she waited in line for the aid last week. "Many times I would sit down and think, `How I am going to feed my children?' It kept me awake at night." But what the women from Doukoukouney and neighboring villages received disappointed many of them.
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