Social Justice Matters

  These present days in America are disturbing, jarring, unprecedented. They can drive us to despair or they can call us to remember and act on familiar words and phrases penned centuries ago: “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” “with liberty and...

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Standing Together. Working Together.

Standing Together. Working Together.

We have been deliberate in the choice of a title for this blog post ...but it was not a difficult one to come up with. Over the course of the past several days we have seen those of you on the front lines of delivering critical nutrition services to America's elders...

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The “Elderly” and COVID-19

The “Elderly” and COVID-19

In the 18th century, Robert Burns eloquently wrote about how often the “best laid plans of mice and men” are foiled. Ever since, literally billions of individuals have repeated the saying and claimed it to describe their own personal situations. Over the course of the...

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Epidemic Concerns: New and Overlooked

Epidemic Concerns: New and Overlooked

Anyone who has seen or listened to the news or  even had a conversation with a family member, friend or neighbor has certainly heard of the coronavirus, the epidemic disease that has devastated China, moved across the globe and threatens to become a pandemic. We have...

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Change Can Be Good

Change Can Be Good

This week's blog post is contributed by Tim A. Morris. Tim is the Director of Cherokee Senior Services  in Canton, GA.  Cherokee is one of 33 Congregate Nutrition Programs (CNPs) with which NFESH has been working in Georgia in a statewide project to help improve...

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Partnering for Progress and Teaching to the Test

Partnering for Progress and Teaching to the Test

We concluded our last blog post by enticing readers to keep an eye on this space, promising we would soon explain just how NFESH will honor our commitment to help states and congregate nutrition programs (CNPs) located in senior centers achieve their missions in 2020....

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Naming the Decade

Naming the Decade

As individuals we tend to measure the passage of time by years.  “Remember in 1997 when…” we reminisce with a friend or a colleague. As a nation and a society, however, we tend to look back on the past in terms of decades and to characterize those ten year chunks of...

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It’s About Food, Again

It’s About Food, Again

Our Thanksgiving message this year was brief but full of sincerity as we wished all our fellow citizens the best on a common American holiday. We are back on the verge of the holiday seasons and, this year, portions of three major holiday traditions – Christmas,...

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Not the Same Old Hobby Horse

Not the Same Old Hobby Horse

by Peggy Ingraham It should be no surprise to anyone that those of us who work in the anti-hunger field spend a great deal of time thinking about the hunger problem and searching for solutions to what is a growing crisis. For most of us our work is more than a job or...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

We realize we are a week early with our message, but this is our last blog post of this month. So we simply but sincerely want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Because you take the time to read our posts, we know that you share our concern for those who will not be...

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