Monday, November 27, 2006

Message & Stats from America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network

[Duchess Note: Proud to be a volunteer with City Harvest and Food Bank for NYC. To find our more info or stats in your state, click on this link http://www.secondharvest.org/]

New York State Statistical Briefing
Food Insecurity Rate 10.0%
Population 18,976,457
Poverty Rate 14.2%
Child Poverty Rate 19.6%
Unemployment Rate 4.9%

New York City Statistical Briefing
Poverty Rate 19.1%
Homeless Rate 11%

CITY HARVEST
575 Eighth Avenue
Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 917-351-8700
Fax: 917-351-8720

Executive Director: Jilly Stephens
Email: jstephens@cityharvest.org
Web Site: http://www.cityharvest.org/
Media Contact: Pat Barrick
Title: Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 917-351-8700
Email: pbarrick@cityharvest.org

Population served - Number of counties served: 5
Total pounds of food distributed annually: 20,529,777

Types and number of services/agencies distributing food
Emergency: 203
Soup Kitchen: 53
Shelter: 54
Day Care: 5
Multi-service: 22
Senior: 26
Youth Programs: 147
Other Programs: 16

FOOD BANK FOR NYC
Main Office: 90 John Street
Warehouse: 355 Food Center Dr.
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 718-991-4300
Fax: 718-893-3442

Executive Director: Lucy Cabrera, PH.D.
Email: gflanagan@foodbanknyc.org
Web Site: http://www.foodbanknyc.org/
Media Contact: Carol Schneider
Phone: (212) 566-7855 ext 2231
Email: cschneider@foodbanknyc.org

Population served - Number of counties served: 5
Total pounds of food distributed annually: 54,184,071

Types and number of services/agencies distributing food
Emergency: 610
Soup Kitchen: 238
Shelter: 40
Day Care: 21
Multi-service: 63
Senior: 38
Rehabilitation: 24

WOMAN FACES FINES FOR WREATH PEACE SIGN
Robert Weller, AP Writer
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061127/ap_on_re_us/anti_peace_sign

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[Duchess Note - I can't see why people would get their darn nickers in a twist over such a pretty wreath. A peace sign symbolizes love, harmony, goodwill and its pro-peace. How can anyone be against peace! There are some uptight, narrow minded people out there who are not happy unless they are hurting or abusing others. Its such unchristian behavior. I think more people should put peace signs all over the place. Promote love and enlightenment, not fear and war.]

BUMPER STICKER QUOTE - Peace Also Takes Courage

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