Help the Victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes by donating to Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency (COCAA) online or sending a check, made payable to Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency. COCAA P. O. Box 486 Shawnee, OK 74802-0486 Please mark ‘Disaster Relief’ on your check or online donation. Donations will be used for temporary rental opportunities, rental deposits and utility transfers/deposits, work uniforms and specialized tools, and other necessities that are crucial to restoring their lives. …read more
As the impact of Hurricane Sandy is felt up and down the east coast, Community Action Agencies care for affected communities as well as their staff impacted by the storm. To offer assistance: New Jersey Bergen County Community Action Partnership, Inc. Bayonne Economic Opportunity Partnership HOPES CAP, Inc in Hoboken Connecticut Community Renewal Team, Inc. in Hartford Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. CTE, Inc. in Stamford TEAM, Inc. in Derby Community Action Agency of …read more
According to a recent Gallup Poll and discussed in this Pew Center on the States article, the Great Recession continues to take its toll Americans struggling to put food on the table. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program) makes a big difference, as seen in this video. …read more
This year, the Texas Hunters for the Hungry program provided 153,082 pounds of venison to nearly 100 organizations that serve low income people across Texas. That is more than 600,000 servings of lean protein in the diets of those hungry, or at risk of hunger. See the press release.
Funded by the Office of Community Services and produced by the Urban Institute, Implementation of Community Services Block Grants under ARRA and Community Services Block Grant Administrative Expenses present the findings of an extensive effort to document the services, promising practices, and challenges that emerged during the CSBG ARRA initiative and analyze the level of administrative expenses among local CSBG grantees during the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant period.
5/24 Hunger Hits Home
The documentary, Hunger Hits Home takes a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America through the eyes of the parents, children, anti-hunger activists, educators and politicians on the frontlines of the battle. The film is part of an ongoing partnership between Food Network and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. Join the campaign. …read more
Going Beyond Hunger; Food Insecurity in America, an issue brief from the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP), seeks to understand the role that food insecurity plays in low-income communities and examines how the State administered Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) network implements strategies to address the issue. The food security research is based on Healthy Food, Healthy Communities, a study by PolicyLink. Information on Community Action Agency projects comes from statistical data …read more
NCAF was selected to testify before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee on behalf of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). This was a unique opportunity to highlight the successes of Community Action Agencies. Read the full . …read more
“I am on food stamps. This will surprise almost everyone who knows me. I have hidden it from friends, from family, from classmates. I use self-checkout at the grocery store so I don’t have to face judgment from the cashiers. I read countless posts on Facebook and receive political emails telling me that being on food stamps makes me a degenerate, someone who is dependant and useless. I hear about how I should be kicked …read more
Dear Weatherization Colleague, It is with mixed emotions that I write this message to say so long for now. On the one hand, after 41 years and five months, it is time for me to move on and in my head I know this. But on the other hand, in my heart, I sincerely wish I could stay on with you to fight the good Weatherization fight for as long as it takes. You are …read more