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3 years 4 months ago

Serving those who serve

It's hard to picture America's fighting men and women struggling so much financially as to not be able to afford a proper Thanksgiving dinner, but it happens. Meeting that need is a priority for Carey Adams, director of Gods Pantry Ministries in Fountain. She and about two dozen volunteers set...

4 years 4 months ago

Food fight for hunger

In 2005, the Springs Rescue Mission served 100 turkeys for the holiday meals. This year, they anticipate serving 10,000 turkeys. "Those are mothers and fathers with children who a year, two years ago were doing fine," explains Lyn Harwell, chief operations officer for Springs Rescue Mission. "They've lost jobs....

4 years 5 months ago

Pueblo students craft bowls to fight hunger

A school in Pueblo is hosting a fundraiser to fight hunger. It's the 15th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser organized by The Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences. Students have hand-crafted and painted more than 850 ceramic bowls. On Friday, the public is invited to purchase the bowls--with a serving of...

4 years 6 months ago

Hunger growing in Southern Colorado

Southern Colorado's hungry are getting hungrier. Groups like Care and Share give out millions of pounds of food a year, but keep having to find millions more. "In 2 years we've moved from 11 million to 18.5," says Deborah Tuck, C.E.O. of the food bank. They supply local...

5 years 1 month ago

Snow days mean less food for many students

As back-to-back snowstorms shuttered schools for the week across the mid-Atlantic states, parents fretted about lost learning time, administrators scheduled makeup days and teachers posted assignments online. But Marla Caplon worried about a more fundamental problem: How would students eat? The two snowstorms that pummeled the region, leaving more...

5 years 1 month ago

Health crisis in Haiti enters a deadly new phase

Diarrheal illnesses, acute respiratory infections and malnutrition are beginning to claim the lives of dozens of Haiti's earthquake victims. Health officials fearful of contagious disease outbreak are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children against measles, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough. Some 300,000 people are injured. And the...

5 years 6 months ago

Father of 'green' revolution dies at 95

Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, the father of the "green revolution" who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in combating world hunger and saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday in Texas, a Texas A&M University spokeswoman said. He was 95. Borlaug died just before 11 p.m....

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