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FEMA Low Income Housing For Sandy Victims Ends
Hundreds of New Yorkers will be facing homelessness now that there FEMA benefits are ending. They have been living in hotel rooms that were subsidized. Homeless advocates state there is not sufficient low-income and public housing for them.

FEMA Sold Disaster Trailers At A Reduced Rate
These trailers could have been used for emergency shelter during Hurricane Sandy and they were sold after the storm had been upgraded. FEMA has received a lot of criticism lately

FEMA Still Helping Victims of Tornado
Over 586 mobile homes have been provided for victims of the tornado that stuck Joplin, Missouri in 2011. The homes are free will be for the foreseeable future until more low-income housing has been built.

Final Salute Provides Transistional Shelter for Homeless Women Veterans
Final Salute Inc., is an organization that provides shelter for female veterans. Over 13,000 veteran women struggle with finding shelter after their military life especially when it had been really stressful. The transitional shelter provides other services too

Fire Destroys Mother's Refuge Shelter For Young Homeless Mothers
The shelter was a safe place for young mothers and pregnant teenagers who had nowhere to live. Now these young women and their children are once again looking for shelter because the 8 bed home was severely damaged by the blaze

Food Bank Has A Big Budget Problem This Holiday Season
The North Texas Food Bank needs a $1 million dollars this holiday season. Donations have been down in the last couple of months which hurts homeless shelters and soup kitchens

Food Banks Are Begining To Address Obesity
Food banks are starting to change their nutrition policies and also their practices in order to handle concerns about the increase obesity in America. A new study addresses the opportunities and challenges that food banks face

Food Banks Are Getting Ready For Holiday Meals
Volunteers at the Northern Illinois Food Bank are already preparing food items for the upcoming holiday season. Pounds and pounds of green beans, turkeys and even cake mixes are being put together for meal kits. The food bank serves 13 counties in the state.

Food Banks Are Struggling Because Of Hurricane Sandy
Because there hasn't been any electricity in many communities affected by the hurricane, food banks haven't been able to get the food items they need. Soup kitchens have been unable to provide hot meals for those in need. Even one food bank's warehouse was heavily damaged.

Food Banks Help College Students Fight Hunger
Oregon State is not the only of college that has a campus food pantry to help their students with food and other supplies. Food banks really help because full-time students are typically not eligible for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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