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St. Vincent de Paul Faces Battle To Open A Soup Kitchen In Norwich, Connecticut
The residents of the Cliff Street neighborhood will learn tonight if St. Vincent de Paul Place will be able to open their soup kitchen and food pantry on a permanent basis. A months long dispute will be ended when the vote takes place today

Staten Island Homeless Shelter Has Problems Say Residents
Bayley Seton shelter has provided shelter for many who have lost their homes because of the hurricane. Some residents claim that other residents have been using drugs on the premises

Street Homelessness Has Increased In Multnomah County
Portland, Oregon and Multnomah County said that homelessness increased 10% increase in street homelessness when compared to 2011. There are over 1,572 people that are living in transitional housing which brings the total to more than 4,000 people which includes children too.

Students Wear Purple For National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week March
Valencia, University of Central Florida, Florida A&M University and Rollins College students joined homeless advocates and marched through downtown Orlando streets today. Advocates stated that purple is the color for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Subway Restaurant in Kentucky Gives Out Free Sandwiches To The Homeless
The proprietor of the franchise in Frankfort has been giving out the free sandwiches since November. The 6-inch sandwiches are given to the homeless on Fridays until the end of January

Tacoma Area Food Banks Need Help
The 67 food banks, soup kitchens and shelters in Pierce County are experiencing record numbers of people needing food. With the upcoming holidays the need is expected to be higher than last year

Terrebonne Parish Is Offering A Grant For Affordable Housing
The grant is a $5.7 million one that is for developers that will construct a multi-family low-income housing complex in Houma, LA. To qualify to rent a unit a household has to earn less than eighty percent of the area's median income. The Community Development Block Grant will be subsidizing the project

Thanksgiving Chickens?
Since the price of turkeys is up once again this year, some food pantries in Massachusetts are giving out chickens instead. Demand for food assistance is up this holiday season so the switch will help to serve more people in need

The Dominion Foundation Donates $425,000 To Food Banks And Food Pantries
The Dominion Foundation is the philanthropic organization of Dominion Resources which is one of the largest energy producers in the United States. Over fifty food banks and pantries will receive the funds. The grants funds come from the shareholders, not the Dominion's customers

The Georgia Farm Bureau Raised $20,000 For Food Bank
The funds were brought in by group's county chapters when they held their Harvest for All campaign. The Georgia Food Bank Association purchased peanut butter, chicken, and other food items with the funds

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