In part two of Sara’s story she shares what she went through as a drug addict, why it’s harder for women, and what has helped changed her life.
This following posts are commentaries authored by Just Harvest staff and the occasional guest blogger about hunger and poverty in public policy, culture and the media, and politics.
Sara has been nearly everything many people fear to be the worst about those who receive government assistance. She is also so much more. Here is part one of her story.
Working in a grocery store used to be a good, family-supporting career. Deliberate changes in the industry have driven workers into poverty, including 3,600 Giant Eagle employees.
Trump’s budget for the coming year really shows his commitment to the idea that government should serve the wealthy, not those in actual need of assistance or protection.
We’ve gone through Gov. Wolf’s 2018-19 budget and we’re happy with the priorities he expresses through the document. But we also have some concerns.
Buried in Trump’s new federal budget is an idea that deserves to see the light of day – so people can see it for what it is: extravagant waste and bigotry.
No, House Speaker Paul Ryan – getting a free lunch doesn’t mean no one cares for you. It means that everyone does.
How did we go from almost ending hunger in America to having almost 42 million Americans lacking enough food? Because we were sold a myth.
The people going hungry in America aren’t lazy. They simply do not earn enough to feed their families. That is the reality I have to grapple with and what Just Harvest deals with on a daily basis.
As a Muslim, we have five pillars of faith. One is giving mandatory charity specifically to help the poor with the basic needs of human dignity.