Feeding Wise Blog

Students will provide the blessings this Thanksgiving

Bridgeport Middle School’s student council sought “to make a difference in the community” when it listed its goals for this school year.

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Filling stomachs, filling minds

Educating kids is a tough job, particularly when the amount of material they’re expected to learn grows by leaps and bounds annually. Now try teaching them if they’re hungry or malnourished.

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Exploring the link between food assistance and the economy

A few weeks back I wrote about some statistics in the Texas Hunger Report about SNAP benefits, and I mentioned that the study said Wise County is leaving $5.9 million “on the table.”

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Food bank will benefit from schools’ rivalry

The competition of the 91st Battle of Big Sandy won’t be confined to the clashing of helmets and play execution on the football field Friday for the coveted trophy – a jar of the creek’s sand.

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New study brings local hunger issue into focus

As we’ve continued to work on our “Feeding Wise” series of stories looking at local hunger issues, we’ve had a lot of numbers to digest.

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Weak economy creating new food bank visitors

For nearly three quarters of a century, Donald Hachtel only knew charity from the giving side. But the tables have turned on the Boyd resident, who now finds himself on the receiving end.

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Caring for the kids; Food program wraps up successful first year

The 2011 Decatur Cares program has been deemed a success by the group’s organizers and volunteers, and now the question is how to serve even more next year?

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Feeding the need: Local food pantries depend on Tarrant Area Food Bank

It’s a small order today, only 870 pounds of food. And it still seems to barely fit into the back of Mike Boaldin’s white pickup. Crates loaded with carrots, yogurt, flour, tomato sauce, apples and more balance in a precarious stack in the back.

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Food program helps students outside the classroom

Every school’s mission is to make a difference in the life of not just one child, but every child who passes through the front doors.

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Fighting the hunger battle in our backyard

In Wise County, 9,310 people are considered “food insecure.” That means they lack access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members.

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