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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau of The Sun | January 24, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The United States will airlift hundreds of tons of food and medicine to the former Soviet republics next month in a gesture symbolizing a global effort to ease the transformation from communism.The 54 sorties by U.S. military cargo planes, carrying surplus from the Persian Gulf war and other sources, were announced yesterday at the close of an international conference that grappled with the enormous logistical problems of getting humanitarian aid where it is needed.Secretary of State James A. Baker III acknowledged that the airlift alone wouldn't come close to meeting the new nations' enormous needs as they struggle through their first winter of independence with collapsed economies and distribution systems.
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FROM THE AEGIS | March 20, 2013
Harford County Public Library employees added creativity to their participation in the Harford County government's Harvest for the Hungry food collection campaign which ran March 1-8, collecting nearly a ton of food for local food banks in the process. The library system held a contest for its own employees to create the most creative food collection themes and displays. Overall, Harford County Public Library employees collected 1,810 pounds of food to be donated to the Harford Community Action Agency, which provides food for those in need through its own pantry and through distribution to other local nonprofits.
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January 4, 1994
Two shells slammed into a crowd of children leaving kindergarten in SARAJEVO,killing at least one and wounding several others. Overall, Four children and two adults were killed and more than 30 people injured citywide in a burst of shelling that shattered the only brief lull since pre-Christmas peace talks collapsed.The U.S. Air Force in Germany said air shipments of food to Bosnia would double to 12 planeloads a night beginning Sunday. U.S. planes have dropped more than 12,200 tons of food, medicine and other supplies into eastern Bosnia since last Feb. 28. They also have flown 31,500 tons of supplies into SARAJEVO since the U.N. airlift to that city began July 3, 1992.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 12, 2013
Harford County government employees collected more than three tons of food during a one-week drive to aid Harvest for the Hungry, which concluded Friday. In all, 6,200 pounds of non-perishable food were collected during the drive that began March 1 to coincide with the start of the annual campaign to replenish area food banks, including one run locally by the nonprofit Harford Community Action Agency. As in past years, the county departments competed among each other to see which one could collect the most food.
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By Karin Remesch and Karin Remesch,Contributing Writer | May 7, 1995
County residents can help restock the shelves at the Harford Food Bank by leaving nonperishable food near their mailboxes Saturday for pickup.Letter carriers will collect food donations from residents along their route as part of a one-day effort by the National Association of Letter Carriers to help reduce hunger nationwide."
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By Jane Perlez and Jane Perlez,New York Times News Service | August 16, 1992
BAIDOA, Somalia -- The famine in Somalia could have been mitigated if the United Nations had dispatched relief experts months ago instead of relying on a small crew of junior staff members in the country, a senior U.N. official has said."
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer | December 11, 1992
In Somalia, food is delivered by the ton and consumed by th handful a day. Americans throw away that much food and lots more.From Froot Loops to Big Macs and everything in between -- vegetables, poultry, fruit, cereal and meat -- Americans consume about 1,400 pounds of food each per year, according to the economic research section of the U.S. Agriculture Department.By that measure, the contents of one standard supermarket tractor-trailer, 40 tons or 80,000 pounds, could feed 57 Americans for a year.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 15, 2001
WASHINGTON - Relief organizations opened a critical supply route into northern Afghanistan yesterday, sending a barge full of wheat, winter clothing and water containers across the Amu Darya River from Uzbekistan in the first of what they hope will be many shipments to the most vulnerable Afghans. But even as aid groups heralded that operation, they also questioned whether the war-torn country was stable enough to ensure that those supplies would make their way to the people who need them most.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 6, 2002
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The U.S.-chartered cargo ship Liberty Star dropped anchor in South Africa last week loaded with enough emergency food aid to feed 2.4 million people for a month. For a drought-stricken region with 13 million people facing starvation, its arrival should have been a cause for celebration. But the ship's American-produced cargo has been greeted mostly by suspicion and controversy - because the 36,000 metric tons of food aid includes genetically modified corn. Engineered to resist pests, survive dry spells and produce greater yields, the grain is widely consumed in America.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Washington Bureau of The Sun | April 13, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The week-old campaign ordered by President Bush to feed, clothe and shelter the hundreds of thousands of Kurds fleeing Iraq has quickly expanded into what has been called the largest relief effort in modern military history and is still growing fast.U.S. military engineers, food handlers and medical personnel, as well as tons of supplies and the trucks, ships and helicopters needed to carry them, were being rushed yesterday toward the mountain camps of Iraq's Kurdish refugees.
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By Amy Landsman Linker | January 2, 2013
Reaching way back in a kitchen cabinet, I grab a jar of what's billed as orange marmalade. It's really not marmalade, just sugar glop without any orange in it at all, masquerading as the real thing. It was a "bonus" in a crate of Florida citrus we got a while back. We ate the grapefruit and oranges ages ago, but at this point it's clear no one in our family is ever going to touch that alleged marmalade. I toss it. I've been reading recently about how much food is wasted by the average American family.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 6, 2002
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The U.S.-chartered cargo ship Liberty Star dropped anchor in South Africa last week loaded with enough emergency food aid to feed 2.4 million people for a month. For a drought-stricken region with 13 million people facing starvation, its arrival should have been a cause for celebration. But the ship's American-produced cargo has been greeted mostly by suspicion and controversy - because the 36,000 metric tons of food aid includes genetically modified corn. Engineered to resist pests, survive dry spells and produce greater yields, the grain is widely consumed in America.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 15, 2001
WASHINGTON - Relief organizations opened a critical supply route into northern Afghanistan yesterday, sending a barge full of wheat, winter clothing and water containers across the Amu Darya River from Uzbekistan in the first of what they hope will be many shipments to the most vulnerable Afghans. But even as aid groups heralded that operation, they also questioned whether the war-torn country was stable enough to ensure that those supplies would make their way to the people who need them most.
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By Karin Remesch and Karin Remesch,Contributing Writer | May 7, 1995
County residents can help restock the shelves at the Harford Food Bank by leaving nonperishable food near their mailboxes Saturday for pickup.Letter carriers will collect food donations from residents along their route as part of a one-day effort by the National Association of Letter Carriers to help reduce hunger nationwide."
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Sun Staff Writer | September 11, 1994
Four city soup kitchens are among those eager to hear the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd -- and the cry of the hot dog vendor -- return to Camden Yards.The kitchens received leftover food from the ballpark's concession stands while the Orioles were playing, as volunteers rescued hot dogs, pizzas and other items headed for trash bins. Tons of food and an estimated 100,000 meals have moved through the pipeline during the last three years.Now, with the baseball season halted by a players' strike, the soup kitchens are scrambling to replace the leftovers.
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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.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Sun Staff Writer | September 11, 1994
Four city soup kitchens are among those eager to hear the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd -- and the cry of the hot dog vendor -- return to Camden Yards.The kitchens received leftover food from the ballpark's concession stands while the Orioles were playing, as volunteers rescued hot dogs, pizzas and other items headed for trash bins. Tons of food and an estimated 100,000 meals have moved through the pipeline during the last three years.Now, with the baseball season halted by a players' strike, the soup kitchens are scrambling to replace the leftovers.
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August 28, 1992
Food bank larder restockedMaryland Food Bank officials say an outpouring of food and cash donations has replenished its cupboards, after reports that a surge in the demand for emergency food had depleted the supply of canned goods at area pantries and food banks.In the past week, thousands of donors came through with more than 20 tons of food for the Food Bank, which serves 800 food distribution centers in the state. About 400 of them are located in Baltimore."The reaction that we received to the plight of church pantries was truly amazing," said Bill Ewing, Food Bank director, in a statement issued this week.
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January 4, 1994
Two shells slammed into a crowd of children leaving kindergarten in SARAJEVO,killing at least one and wounding several others. Overall, Four children and two adults were killed and more than 30 people injured citywide in a burst of shelling that shattered the only brief lull since pre-Christmas peace talks collapsed.The U.S. Air Force in Germany said air shipments of food to Bosnia would double to 12 planeloads a night beginning Sunday. U.S. planes have dropped more than 12,200 tons of food, medicine and other supplies into eastern Bosnia since last Feb. 28. They also have flown 31,500 tons of supplies into SARAJEVO since the U.N. airlift to that city began July 3, 1992.
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