Saturday, May 14, 2011

Who's Hungry in America? pt 1 Good Links for Food and Housing

Feeding America
Who's Hungry in America? pt 2

*How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships*

How To Get Food
Dial 211 For Food
Hunger Task Force

If you or someone you know needs emergency food,
please dial 2-1-1
To call using a cell phone or pay phone, dial (414) 773-0211
or toll free (866) 211-3380.
An operator will help you locate the closest emergency food pantry and/or meal program in your area. 211 can also connect callers with a wide variety of emergency social services in our community.

Food Pantry Locator
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed one.
Mother Teresa

Participating Member Food Bank Locator
Select A State To View Reports From The Local Food Banks That Serve That State:

The Hunger Site

Free Ways to Help

More than one out of every five (21 percent) NYC residents visiting soup kitchens and food pantries do not have health insurance. (NYC Hunger Safety Net 2007)

Among NYC residents receiving food from soup kitchens and food pantries, 21 percent have been diagnosed with asthma, 20 percent with diabetes and 10 percent with heart disease. (NYC Hunger Safety Net 2007)
More than one out of five (22 percent) of NYC households accessing soup kitchens and food pantries choose between paying for food and paying for medicine/medical care.

Department of Housing & Urban Development
HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and accountability and forge new partnerships particularly with faith-based and community organizations that leverage resources and improve HUD's ability to be effective on the community level.
Department of Housing & Urban Development

Subsidized housing in New York City, Hartford, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York

Apply For Housing

Food Banks In Oakland California
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Since 1985, the Alameda County Community Food Bank has helped people in need. Through a network of 300 community based organizations, including food pantries and soup kitchens, the Food Bank provides food assistance to 40,000 people each week, including low-income and working poor adults, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, abuse survivors, people living with AIDS, and the homeless. In addition to food distribution, the Food Bank educates the community about the causes of hunger and poverty, advocates for policies that would improve the lives of low-income people and operates an emergency food
Referral Hotline.
(510) 635-3663

Please Send a Dollar To
Mail donations to
Alameda County Community Food Bank

P.O. Box 2599
Oakland, CA 94614

7900 Edgewater Drive
Oakland, CA 94621
tel: (510) 635-3663
fax: (510) 635-3773
EIN: 94-2960297

*TerraCycle* Made In The USA*
Get 2 Cents For Your School Or Charity
For Each Drink Pouch, Cookie, Frito Lay Product, Candy Bar Wrapper, Empty Colgate Oral Care Product Etc. You Send To
TerraCycle Inc
121 New York Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638
General Phone 609-393-4252
Fax: 609-393-4259

Peace and Love