Tag Archive: meal

Nov 03

The wonder of work

Years ago a “hobo” came to the back porch as my mother sat there “shelling peas.” “Pardon me, Ma’am, but could you spare a meal to a starving traveler?” Graciously, but firmly, my mother responded and said she would be happy to provide a meal but he would have to do some yard work first. …

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Sep 28

Bossing the poor around:How about a bill banning soda sales at the House of Representatives’ cafeterias?

I spent a few months on food stamps this year. As a single woman in San Diego, I qualified for $70 a month — less than a dollar per meal. But I’m lucky and I’m unusual because many of my friends are farmers and gardeners and I know how to forage wild foods. Determined to …

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Aug 05

GSMC to host blood drive

Summer is not yet over in Texas. August is a time to take a few extra moments to enjoy the outdoors and attend sporting events with friends and family. It is also a good time to remember that one single blood donation can help save up to three lives. Summer is the most challenging season …

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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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Jun 05

Parent, teen cooking offerings

From 6 to 8 p.m. on June 12 adults and their teens can enjoy learning fun cooking tips, get recipes and participate in a great meal at the Parent and Teen Cooking for Life Class at the Harvey Convention Center.   Join local owner and chef Blaise Forsythe from Gabi’s Gourmet for an evening of …

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May 22

Meals for the summer

During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. What happens when school lets out? Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process. Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor performance …

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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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