Category Archive: Homeless Issues

Do homeless kids eat healthy foods?

Many of us can only imagine the desperate struggle of homeless parents to provide nutritious meals for their children. The reality of going hungry, however, is experienced by millions of children each day… Continue reading

Who’s hungry?

We often encourage our supporters to challenge their perceptions and stereotypes about the homeless. Our hope is that the community will see the reality that homelessness is no longer just the single man on… Continue reading

Can you picture yourself homeless? Maybe a visual will help!

  An edgy ad campaign has appeared in the upscale shopping centers of Los Angeles. Life-sized cardboard cutouts of homeless people are forcing shoppers to take a second look as they pass by… Continue reading

Homelessness up as families on the edge lose hold

USA Today published an article about the rising numbers of homeless families, saying: “Cities and counties are reporting a sharp increase in homeless families as the economic crisis leads to job loss and… Continue reading

More than 1.8 million Floridians receive an increase in food stamps

On Wednesday, April 1st, food stamps went up about $20-$24 a person per month. And while the more than 1.8 million Floridians on food stamps will benefit from this increase, officials believe that… Continue reading

Nation waits for ‘heartbroken’ President’s claims to create action

You might be wondering why we chose to wait a week before responding to last week’s presidential press conference. Well, similar to President Obama, “It took us a couple of days because [we]… Continue reading

Children living without enough

Today is the fifth and final day of our $15 a Day Challenge! We’ll hear about our participants’ experiences next week and will share them with you – we are already getting input… Continue reading

Living on minimum wage – is it possible in Central Florida?

Central Florida is known to have a service economy, with quite a few jobs at or just above a minimum wage income level. But can you actually earn a living wage on that… Continue reading

Living below the poverty line

Yesterday was the kickoff for our “$15 a Day Challenge” and we have gotten an enthusiastic response so far. In the spirit of this challenge, we are dedicating all blog posts this week… Continue reading

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