hunger http://ijpr.org en No School, No Lunch http://ijpr.org/post/no-school-no-lunch <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Kids may be happy that school is out for the summer (or will be shortly).&nbsp;</p><p>But there's a downside, too, especially for children of low-income families.&nbsp;</p><p>Free or cheap school lunches disappear in most locations when the schools shut down.&nbsp; 80% of the students who receive free or cheap lunches during the school year don't get to summer food programs. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 13880 at http://ijpr.org No School, No Lunch Farmers Fight Hunger In June http://ijpr.org/post/farmers-fight-hunger-june <p></p><p></p><p>We are practically inundated with information about helping people in need of food.&nbsp;</p><p>During the holiday season, anyway.&nbsp;</p><p>But this month is the farthest spot on the calendar from the holiday season.&nbsp;</p><p>It is also the month of a major <a href="http://www.nwfarmersfightinghunger.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Oregon food drive</strong></a>; there's one<a href="http://milklife.com/give" target="_blank"><strong> in California</strong></a> as well. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 13432 at http://ijpr.org Farmers Fight Hunger In June Filling An Empty Bowl For Hunger http://ijpr.org/post/filling-empty-bowl-hunger <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>One of the most productive agricultural countries on Earth has a hunger problem.&nbsp;</p><p>That's still a hard one to figure out.&nbsp;</p><p>But until someone comes up with a set of permanent solutions, fundraisers will be held to help feed the people in our communities.&nbsp; Mon, 05 May 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 11765 at http://ijpr.org Filling An Empty Bowl For Hunger Putting Food On The Table For Oregon Kids http://ijpr.org/post/putting-food-table-oregon-kids <p></p><p>Report after report shows Oregon having problems feeding its people, especially its young people.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>"Food insecurity" is the popular term now, but <strong>hunger</strong> is the term most of us know... and too many young people know firsthand.&nbsp; Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 11099 at http://ijpr.org Putting Food On The Table For Oregon Kids Food Stamp Cuts Past and Future http://ijpr.org/post/food-stamp-cuts-past-and-future <p></p><p>The latest federal figures show more than 47 million Americans receiving "food stamps," the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>But that number is already smaller than a year earlier.&nbsp;</p><p>Few people celebrate the reduction, because it has less to do with life circumstances improving than with Congress simply voting to cut the program.&nbsp; Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 8749 at http://ijpr.org Food Stamp Cuts Past and Future Jackson County Food Banks Reach 1-Million Pounds http://ijpr.org/post/jackson-county-food-banks-reach-1-million-pounds <p></p><p>The green bags caught on.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>A few years back, when John Javna and company started the <strong><a href="http://ashlandfoodproject.com/" target="_blank">Ashland Food Project</a></strong>, they kept count of how many pounds of food each drive collected. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:50:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 4588 at http://ijpr.org Jackson County Food Banks Reach 1-Million Pounds A Food Angel And An e-Chiever http://ijpr.org/post/food-angel-and-e-chiever <p></p><p>Thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables and other food items are staying out of the trash and going straight to people in need, thanks to the help of one Ashland woman.</p><p></p><p>Pamala Joy, Director of the <a href="http://ashlandfoodangels.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Ashland Food Angels,</strong></a> collects food from markets and bakeries around the Rogue Valley to help feed low income families. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:05:00 +0000 Charlotte Duren & Geoffrey Riley 4519 at http://ijpr.org A Food Angel And An e-Chiever Fighting Hunger At Both Ends Of The Age Spectrum http://ijpr.org/post/fighting-hunger-both-ends-age-spectrum <p></p><p>Many of society&#39;s efforts to fight hunger focus on children, to ensure they grow up healthy.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>There are specific programs to provide nutrition to children of needy families, but many older adults could also use assistance in keeping hunger at bay.&nbsp; Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:50:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 1243 at http://ijpr.org Fighting Hunger At Both Ends Of The Age Spectrum Rogue Valley Food Projects On The Grow http://ijpr.org/post/rogue-valley-food-projects-grow <p>Donations to food banks tend to run higher during the holiday season. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:03:48 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 292 at http://ijpr.org Rogue Valley Food Projects On The Grow