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September 22, 1991
The Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. will distribute surplus food commodities to eligible Carroll County households from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 23-26 at the Department of Social Services building, 10 Distillery Drive, ground level.Food to be distributed include butter, flour, applesauce, vegetarian beans, raisins, green beans and rice. No cheese is available.To receive food, a household must register and:* Live in Carroll County.* Bring one of the following program identification cards: food stamps, medical assistance (not Social Security Medicare)
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By Cal Thomas | March 24, 2012
Are there no limits on government's power, no places where it cannot go? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a former (thankfully) Republican, has decided to limit food donations to city charities, including homeless shelters, because the government is unable to measure the nutritional value of the food. Who in city government believes that a homeless person with no access to money other than what he or she might panhandle cares about the nutritional content of food? If they are able to scrounge up a few bucks on the streets, does anyone seriously think they're headed to a grocery store to buy carrots and arugula?
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NEWS
September 17, 1991
Government surplus food will be available at 23 different churches, community associations and housing authority buildings between 8 a.m.and 6 p.m. next Thursday for eligible county families.Rice, potatoes, butter, flour, vegetarian beans, applesauce, honey and canned pork will be available to anyone now receiving welfare, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Food Stamps Assistance, Medicaid, Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP), or people earning less than150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Staff Writer | December 24, 1993
Poor families who have come to depend on surplus food distributed by the federal government will receive significantly less food next year because of massive budget cuts.The shortage will be acute in Maryland, where the state expects to get about half as much food as it distributed last year and less federal money for administrative costs, such as transportation and storage.Maryland will have available for distribution less than 4 million pounds of commodities such as butter, peanut butter, rice and corn meal, compared with 7 million pounds in the fiscal year that ended Sept.
NEWS
By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun | September 18, 1991
Phyllis Hagan has a few words for President Bush."Take care of the people at home first, not those overseas," said Mrs. Hagan, who was one of about 1,000 people who lined up for surplus food yesterday at the Baltimore County government building in Dundalk.Mrs. Hagan, who is unemployed and whose husband lost his security guard job two years ago after being injured in an accident, also had dire words for people lucky enough to be employed. "Nothing is secure these days," she said.The line of people awaiting surplus food began forming about 7:45 a.m., although the doors did not open until 8:30 a.m. By 9 a.m., the line was more than a block long.
NEWS
By Staff Report | June 11, 1993
Low-income Baltimore County residents will be able to obtain surplus government food at 10 locations beginning Tuesday.The food includes peanut butter, applesauce, butter, canned pork, cornmeal, rice, beans, raisins and orange juice. To qualify, residents must have a surplus food identification card or proof of their family size and income. They must also live in the ZIP code assigned to each distribution point. For information, residents may call 887-5688.* Tuesday, the Baltimore County Government Building at Wise Avenue and Merritt Boulevard, Dundalk.
NEWS
August 13, 1995
Free federal surplus food will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 at sites throughout Harford County.Anyone receiving food, public, or medical assistance from social services and the Maryland Energy Assistance Program is eligible to receive one allotment of food.A family may also be eligible for food if the family income does not exceed federal guidelines.Qualifying households will receive butter, peaches, peanut butter, canned pears, dehydrated potatoes, spaghetti and tomatoes.
NEWS
June 18, 1992
Baltimore County and the Community Assistance Network will be distributing federal surplus foods today through June 26. Butter, flour, peanut butter, canned pork, raisins and canned tomatoes will be among the foodstuffs distributed.Distribution sites will open at 8:30 a.m. Closing time will be determined on the day of distribution. The Parkton American Legion Post will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Recipients must be county residents and must receive their food at the site that services their postal ZIP code.
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By David Tayman, D.V.M | April 1, 2011
Q: Which animal has a better sense of smell, dog or cat? A: Dogs, “by a nose,” and it's related to physiology. A cat has something like 50 million to 80 million odor-sensitive olfactory receptor cells in its nose, but a dog (depending on breed, with the bloodhound as champ) has a whopping 200 million to 300 million. We humans only have 5 million or so. The feline sense of smell is roughly 10 to 20 times keener than humans' - whereas a dog's nose is tens of thousands times more sensitive than ours.
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By David Tayman, D.V.M | April 1, 2011
Q: Which animal has a better sense of smell, dog or cat? A: Dogs, “by a nose,” and it's related to physiology. A cat has something like 50 million to 80 million odor-sensitive olfactory receptor cells in its nose, but a dog (depending on breed, with the bloodhound as champ) has a whopping 200 million to 300 million. We humans only have 5 million or so. The feline sense of smell is roughly 10 to 20 times keener than humans' - whereas a dog's nose is tens of thousands times more sensitive than ours.
NEWS
August 13, 1995
Free federal surplus food will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 at sites throughout Harford County.Anyone receiving food, public, or medical assistance from social services and the Maryland Energy Assistance Program is eligible to receive one allotment of food.A family may also be eligible for food if the family income does not exceed federal guidelines.Qualifying households will receive butter, peaches, peanut butter, canned pears, dehydrated potatoes, spaghetti and tomatoes.
NEWS
By From Staff Reports | March 19, 1995
The distribution of federal surplus food is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon March 28 and March 29 at sites throughout the county.Qualified households will receive free green beans, butter, macaroni, peanut butter, canned pears or pineapple, pork, rice, sweet potatoes and white potatoes.Bags in which to carry food home should be brought to the site. One allotment of food is allowed per household.Households will receive free food if they are eligible for food, public or medical assistance from the Department of Social Services or the Maryland Energy Assistance Program.
NEWS
By Dolly Merritt and Dolly Merritt,Special to the Sun | July 13, 1994
From the time she was 16 years old, Ann Miller, now 78, has been concerned for those with nothing to eat."During the Depression, before there was welfare, my mother and I used to put together food packets for the hungry," recalls Miss Miller.Later, when she became a public health nurse, working for a year at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, she saw yet another side of the world -- and it made a lasting impression."You learn very fast that it's a different world when you don't have money," Miss Miller said.
NEWS
June 3, 1994
Md. reimburses money spent for landThe state Board of Public Works has reimbursed Carroll County for $193,860 it spent to buy 1.8 acres adjacent to Piney Run Park in the Eldersburg area.The county purchased the land, which has a house on it, in January for that amount after state Program Open Space officials gave preliminary approval.The property is on the north side of Martz Road near Piney Run Lake. The park's maintenance supervisor lives in the house there now.Surplus food to be distributedHuman Services Programs of Carroll County will distribute surplus food to eligible Carroll County residents from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 6-9 at 10 Distillery Drive in Westminster, near the Winchester Exchange at Main Street and Railroad Avenue.
NEWS
By Staff Report | January 18, 1994
Baltimore County's low-income residents can get surplus butter, peanut butter, orange juice, raisins, rice, cornmeal, beans and peas at 10 sites today through Jan. 28. Only county residents who can show proof of income will be given food. Food will be given out starting at 8:30 a.m. each day, except at the Parkton American Legion Post 256, 19520 York Road in Hereford, where distribution will be Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Other sites are:* Today -- Baltimore County government building at Wise Avenue and Merritt Boulevard in Dundalk.
NEWS
June 3, 1994
Md. reimburses money spent for landThe state Board of Public Works has reimbursed Carroll County for $193,860 it spent to buy 1.8 acres adjacent to Piney Run Park in the Eldersburg area.The county purchased the land, which has a house on it, in January for that amount after state Program Open Space officials gave preliminary approval.The property is on the north side of Martz Road near Piney Run Lake. The park's maintenance supervisor lives in the house there now.Surplus food to be distributedHuman Services Programs of Carroll County will distribute surplus food to eligible Carroll County residents from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 6-9 at 10 Distillery Drive in Westminster, near the Winchester Exchange at Main Street and Railroad Avenue.
FEATURES
By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,Evening Sun Staff | December 10, 1991
IRENE LAWTON of Dundalk is a cheerful, lively and responsive person. A faithful volunteer, Lawton is full of praise for the Community Assistance Network (C.A.N.)in Dundalk where she has volunteered for seven years.When asked what she does there, she laughs. ''Oh I'm just a general flunky, stuffing envelopes, entering names on a computer, and whatever is needed. Also I go to different distribution sites three or four times a year to give out surplus food which comes from the federal government,'' she says.
NEWS
By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Staff Writer | December 24, 1993
Poor families who have come to depend on surplus food distributed by the federal government will receive significantly less food next year because of massive budget cuts.The shortage will be acute in Maryland, where the state expects to get about half as much food as it distributed last year and less federal money for administrative costs, such as transportation and storage.Maryland will have available for distribution less than 4 million pounds of commodities such as butter, peanut butter, rice and corn meal, compared with 7 million pounds in the fiscal year that ended Sept.
NEWS
By Staff Report | June 11, 1993
Low-income Baltimore County residents will be able to obtain surplus government food at 10 locations beginning Tuesday.The food includes peanut butter, applesauce, butter, canned pork, cornmeal, rice, beans, raisins and orange juice. To qualify, residents must have a surplus food identification card or proof of their family size and income. They must also live in the ZIP code assigned to each distribution point. For information, residents may call 887-5688.* Tuesday, the Baltimore County Government Building at Wise Avenue and Merritt Boulevard, Dundalk.
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