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  • Humanitarian needs fast increasing in Nepal after earthquake
    Nepal earthquake: UN says hunger is escalating
    Hunger is escalating in Nepal following the massive earthquake which struck on Saturday. The United Nations, in a report released Wednesday, says more than 3.5 million people will need food assistance.The earthquake has claimed over 5,000 lives....
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
    Gwyneth Paltrow plans to live on $29 in food stamps for a week
    Gwyneth Paltrow is clearly keenly aware of the depth of poverty and hunger which tens of millions of Americans and other people worldwide are unjustly afflicted with. She has decided to make a powerful statement about this enormous suffering among...
  • The Near East Relief Foundation
    Charity continues life-saving tradition
    In my History New Network feature on the Syrian crisis, I wrote about the Near East Relief Charity of the World War I era. Their original name was the The American Committee for Syrian and Armenian Relief.They got started in 1915 in response to...
  • WFP brings aid to flood victims in MalawiWW
    Helicopters bring food to flood victims
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) continues to rush aid to flood victims in Malawi. Heavy rains last month wiped away homes and left over 120,000 displaced in the African nation.People have drowned and some have been killed by crocodiles. Malawi...
  • Mayo Clinic ties aggression chemically to hunger
    Mayo Clinic ties aggression chemically to hunger
    Aggressive behavior toward other people has become a growing concern based on media coverage of police shootings and sport star’s behavior. Stephen Brimijoin from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Ottawa, Canada and colleagues from...
  • Jesus the Homeless
    Jesus the Homeless
    There are many paintings, monuments and sculptures depicting the artist's interpretation of what Jesus Christ really looked like. Some are similar to one another, but there are not two that are exactly the same.Most are in agreement that we...
  • homelessness in Philadelphia
    Homelessness still hits home
    The fight on homelessness has been an ongoing battle in our country since the 1970’s when the term “Not in my backyard” came to be. The mentally of the NIMBY did nothing to improve those who were suffering from lack of housing....
  • Lauren Hill raises money for cancer research
    Update on two heroes against cancer and hunger
    There is some inspirational news to share as we close out 2014. During Thanksgiving week, I wrote about Lauren Hill and Natalia Marsh-Welton, two heroes who battled brain cancer this year.These two young people made a huge impact fighting hunger...
  • homeless and free lunches
    The Hungry Box a restaurant helping the city's poor
    This is the time of year when people have joy in their hearts and give a little extra to the poor and homeless. Montreal is no exception. Feeding the poor is a major women's issue of the day. It is an ongoing battle which a certain Montreal...
  • Papa Joe Bradford
    A Worthy New Year's Resolution
    New Year's Resolutions. I have rarely taken that route. It always seemed to be more of a joke than anything else and most seem to break their resolutions within the first few weeks of the new year. In fact, according to StaticBrain.com, only 8...
  • War and hunger continue in Libya
    Hunger emergency grows in Libya
    The United Nations says the war in Libya is escalating. With this war comes a growing hunger crisis.Within the last month, fighting between rival militias in the eastern and southern parts of the country has displaced over 100,000 civilians....
  • Ukraine's Red Cross in Action
    Ukraine: teacher brings sunshine for war victims
    As war has devastated the Eastern Ukraine, the stress on civilians has been both material and psychological. Over a million people have been forced from their homes.There are still about 5.2 million people in the conflict zones. They need food,...
  • Destruction in Eastern Ukraine
    Hunger a gathering storm in Ukraine
    As fighting continues in Eastern Ukraine, the UN says that food, medicine and other aid must be allowed to reach trapped civilians. But a new report reveals that humanitarian corridors have yet to be achieved. Without safe passage, the presence of...
  • Lauren Hill goes in for the layup
    A tale of two heroes against cancer and hunger
    Two new heroes have emerged this year. Each has shown amazing courage, leadership and generosity in helping others. They have achieved all this despite having brain cancer.Lauren Hill is a Mount St. Joseph University basketball player who is...
  • Canned goods being collected at a Halloween Food Drive
    Ghostly food drive nets over 1,000 meals
    Back in October I wrote about a Halloween food drive at Mount St. Joseph University. Amid the backdrop of this event was an amazing ghostly legend.The festivities took place as planned. While there were lots of frights, the Fiddler's Green...
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