NEWS&VIEWS by Jacqueline Bennett

Posts tagged “2014 Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

Send a Kid Home With a Backpack of Food – Join the Movement to End Hunger

Posted on August 19, 2014

Write-Up & Photos  by Jacqueline Bennett  When I began my reporting career one of  my earliest assignments was to cover a church sponsored Thanksgiving Day dinner for the homeless and those down on their luck. That day I talked with people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, veterans working to recover from their wartime experiences, elderly folks barely making ends meet on fixed incomes, and a young, newly unemployed couple who had swallowed their pride to be there so their children would have a holiday meal. Since that time, over a span of more than two decades I have reported on the growing needs of local and regional food pantries in communities throughout the Greater Hartford, Connecticut area. Just this past spring I…

Put One Foot in Front of the Other for the 2014 Foodshare Walk Against Hunger on May 4

Posted on April 25, 2014

Write-up & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb  Every day people across Connecticut put one foot in front of the other quite literally as they go about their lives. Or, in the figurative sense of the expression as those down on their luck struggle to carry on. With the economy slow to recover from recession and the latest news out yesterday that America’s middle class is not only diminishing but has lost ground in terms of income – no longer the world’s wealthiest –  it should come as no surprise that the number of families and individuals unable to put food on the table continues to rise. Increasing numbers of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, or, with the breadwinner laid off are without a…