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The Impact of Food Banks During the Holidays

Food banks play a crucial role in addressing food insecurity, particularly during the holiday season. The holidays are a time when many people are struggling to make ends meet and may not have the resources to put food on the table. As the holidays approach, families, seniors and those already struggling to make ends meet…

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Winter Hygiene Dangers for the Homeless

Most of us associate winter with holidays, family gatherings, and gift-giving. People experiencing homelessness, however, face a brutal winter. As a result of the cold weather, people who are experiencing homelessness are impacted more than most by seasonal changes. From rain disrupting sleeping spaces to holiday hours closing public spaces, it can be more difficult…

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Help Struggling Families: Donate for Thanksgiving

As inflation remains at the highest level in more than 40 years, millions of Americans are facing financial hardship due to rising consumer prices and are finding themselves in need of help from their local food bank. As we near the holiday season, this means Thanksgiving may look different than years prior. This means that…

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How To Resell From Thrift Stores

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Is thrift store flipping something you have ever considered? Buying and selling used items is an easy side hustle because anyone can do it and it doesn’t require a significant investment. Purchasing thrift store clothing can also be critical in promoting a more sustainable wardrobe. You can find so many hidden gems while thrift-flipping and…

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Volunteers in bus

Volunteering requires an open mind, a willingness to pitch in wherever needed, and a positive attitude. By helping people who may not be able to help themselves, you are able to change lives, including your own. Through volunteering, you can give back to your community while developing important social skills at the same time. Even…

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How to Start a Food Drive

One in eight Americans does not know where their next meal will come from and the majority of those individuals are ineligible for federal assistance. With high inflation and a looming recession, families find themselves unable to feed themselves. In addition, most food banks and pantries are distributing their resources faster than they can replenish…

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Food Insecurity – How Hearts Is Making An Impact

What is Food Insecurity? According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, food insecurity is defined as the disruption of food intake or eating patterns due to a lack of available financial resources for food at the household level. While many often think that this is mainly a problem in third world countries,…

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The Cycle of Clothing Donations | Hearts for the Homeless

The Cycle of Your Clothing Donations – What Happens When You Donate to Hearts? Hearts for the Homeless® depends on the generosity of donors who donate clothing, accessories, shoes, and household items. Your donations help us change the lives of those less fortunate. We recognize that donors have a choice of where they take their…

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