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Map the Meal Gap

December 15, 2011

[caption id="attachment_441" align="alignnone" width="611" caption="What is the local face of hunger?"][/caption] Curious to know what food insecurity looks like in your community? Go to "Map the

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How Much Do You Really Know About Poverty? Take Half in Ten’s Newest Quiz to Find Out!

December 12, 2011

How much does hunger cost our economy each year? How many people were lifted out of poverty last year by effective programs like unemployment insurance or the earned income tax credit? What choices can we make in the deficit-reduction debate to protect programs supporting the most vulnerable? Test your knowledge of these and other questions with Half in Ten’s latest interactive quiz. With

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Dinner at the Kwik-E-Mart: Food Deserts in America

December 8, 2011

We're working on an Issue Brief about Food Insecurity and what Community Action is doing to combat the issue, when I found this great resource from Slate. It's an inforgraphic and won't work in the issue brief format - but we thought we'd pass it along to all of you to find out more about food insecurity and food deserts, and how they affect low-income Americans. Be sure to also look out for the

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EVENT: Risk Assessment Questions Every CAA Should Ask

December 7, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST Community Action Agencies want to stay at the top of their game in these uncertain times for the Community Services Block Grant. Maintaining governance and management systems at maximum efficiency and effectiveness will be important factors in securing future funding of all kinds. Webinar participants will review a checklist of factors they need

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Lowest Income Families Paying More for Child Care

December 7, 2011

CLASP recently provided an analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau's Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2010. One highlight of the analysis includes: Working poor mothers with children under age 15 pay about 40 percent of their monthly income on child care expenses, a dramatic increase from the 25.7 percent they paid for child care in 2002. Families earning more than 200

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