Tag Archive: Hunger

Jun 17

Farm bill to affect the hungry

The Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) released estimates today of the serious impact that a House-proposed farm bill could have on federal SNAP (food stamps) benefits and the struggling Texans who rely on them. A similar bill with fewer cuts passed the Senate Monday evening. The most drastic change under debate, to a state policy …

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Apr 10

Human trafficking

It’s her eyes and innocent face that first grab your heart. At least they grabbed mine. Annika, a delicate young girl, has been unwittingly handed into virtual slavery by her homeless father. Sweatshop labor and sex-for-sale portend a bleak future. She seems precious, blameless, so undeserving of this hell. But life is cheap for an …

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Apr 10

Understanding the Glycemic Index

By Caty Millburg- Nutrition Expert Clean eating doesn’t have to be agonizing. By making a few adjustments and substitution, most of us can be well on our way to a healthier lifestyle.  Familiarizing ourselves with the Glycemic Index is often a great place to start.  The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly certain …

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Jun 21

End hunger in Texas

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner The fight to end hunger in the Lone Star State begins in our homes and communities, which is why I’m proud to partner with NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and leaders across the state who have accepted my annual Mayors Challenge. This important collaborative initiative, which is being …

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Jan 31

Junior League bankrolls Newgate Mission

“We cannot shut our eyes to the plight of the poor.”–Longview Junior League President Amy Williams

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