(NaturalNews) Food banks or food pantries are non-profit charitable organizations that find ways to collect, store and distribute free food to the truly needy.
Most who help out are volunteers, and their funding depends largely on the government, non-government foundation grants, businesses and individual donations. Matching grant funds to individual donations are common.
The first food bank in the world was St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Arizona, founded by retired business man John van Hengal in 1967 and still strong today. While volunteering at St. Vincent’s soup kitchen, John met a woman who came often and told him that she depended on the soup kitchen and supermarket dumpsters to survive.
The $500,000 question of the day is …
How much do charities actually give toward their “cause”?
The CEO of the American Red Cross makes $500,000 a year and after collecting $564 million in the wake of 9/11, the American Red Cross had only distributed $154 million in the months after the event.
After three years of collecting $360 million for the 11 Asian countries devastated by the tsunami of Dec. 26, 2004, the Canadian Red Cross still had not spent $200 million of the donations they collected and there are similar allegations of the Red Cross withholding donations after many more disasters including the 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Ever notice your ear burning after a long cell phone conversation? Welcome to the world of electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation.
Although the mainstream doesn’t like to talk about the dangers of EMF exposure, people habitually use and depend upon this wireless technology all throughout the day. This unseen electromagnetic realm may indeed be linked to many of our society’s health conditions like cancer, “ADD”, “ADHD”, anxiety, depression, etc.
Cell phones, WiFi, laptops, tablets, cordless phones, microwave ovens, digital radios, power lines, and even wireless baby monitors are among the devices that expose people to these dangerous EMFs.
As examined in my previous articles, HeartMath: The Heart Is More Powerful Than The Brain and HeartMath: Reading Between The Lines, readers hopefully have grasped the basis of the Institute of HeartMath. Let’s now take a deeper look into the Global Coherence Initiative launched by HeartMath…
Typically without realizing, individuals are constantly interacting with electromagnetic fields. Unseen to the human eye, these energy fields are not only measurable but also impact each person on a daily basis.
The U.S. government’s ever-expanding reach in controlling the lives of Americans has extended to our kitchen table.
Even though human beings have been drinking milk from cows, sheep and goats for centuries, here in America, only 10 states allow the retail sale of raw milk.
Most dairy products in the U.S. must be pasteurized to be sold legally, and even in states that allow the sale of milk in its raw form, federal law says that it can’t be transported over state lines.
Hemp seeds are one of the most nutritious foods found in nature and one of my personal favorites.
A hemp farmer used to have a 3-in-1 harvest each year: seeds for food, stalk for rope, and leaves for oil.
After a few law changes in late 2012, citizens in Washington state and Colorado are now able to enjoy their first legal commercial hemp harvest since 1957!