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Behavioral Problems Associated with Soft Drink Consumption among Young Children
A new study set for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics finds that behavioral problems such as aggression, withdrawal and attention issues are linked to soft drink consumption in young...more



Local Ministry Volunteers Help Feed The Homeless
A local ministry in Tulsa is helping make a difference in the lives of the city's homeless. Volunteers from Tattooed Heart Ministries are bringing hope to the homeless and hungry by preparing...more

Hunger Watch in Shelby County
According to Shelby County Human Services, food insecurity has tripled in recent years. Shelby County Human Services continues to work in providing food with other community organizations that...more

Pope Francis Supports Caritas Internationalis Campaign to End Hunger
Faith leaders, along with Pope Francis, will participate in a prayer service supporting a global campaign to end hunger. The Caritas Internationalis campaign, the "One Human Family, Food for...more

Farmers Being Paid for Welcoming Migratory Birds
Backed by the Nature Conservancy and started with data from eBird, the BirdReturns program pays rice farmers in the flight path of migratory shore birds to keep their fields flooded with irrigation...more

Social Enterprise Launches Children\
In partnerhsip with Netiya, social enterprise Project CREED launches its newest book, "Back to the Source." The book is a Los Angeles project that targets the need for a better and more...more

Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for July 2013 through June...more

Artisan Bakery Makes Bread Sustainable, Supports People with Mental Health Problems
Centre for Better Health, a Hackney community-based mental health charity, runs an artisan bakery called Better Health Bakery. The bakery offers people with mental health problems the opportunity...more

Retired Oregon Teacher Leads Food Pantry to Serve Low-Income Students
Chris Ferguson, a retired teacher in the Bethel School District, has led a farmers' market-like food pantry at Cascade Middle School every Monday for the last year. At 62, Ferguson is one of the...more






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Meet Leilah Janah, Samasource CEO and Social Entrepreneur

Meet Leilah Janah, Samasource CEO and Social Entrepreneur
Leilah Janah is a social entrepreneur popularly known as the CEO of Samasource, a nonprofit...



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