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WoodmenLife Chapter Contest

Date: November 18, 2015 Author: Stacey Categories: Blogs, News

(Herrin, Ill.) – WoodmenLife Chapter 50 of Carbondale presented $1,000 in photo contest winnings to Gum Drops NFP. The chapter made the donation after taking third place in the national Hunger Fighting Hero photo contest. The photo contest was featured on the corporate WoodmenLife Facebook page, challenging people to take a photo showcasing how they fought hunger in…

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Gum Drops packs weekend meals for needy children

Date: September 24, 2015 Author: Stacey Categories: News, Uncategorized

  Volunteers (from left) Bob Flowers of Christopher, Jayleen Waldron of Carterville, Landrie Hancock, 6, and her mother Dawn Hancock of Johnston City, put together packages of food Tuesday at the Gum Drops Packing Station, located at 1005 Briarwood in Carterville. Gum Drops is a non-profit charity that provides a weekend bag of child-friendly food…

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TRIVIA NIGHT REMINDER

Date: January 14, 2015 Author: Stacey Categories: News, Up Coming Events

Come one, come all join us for some Trivia Night fun!!! JOIN US! Any questions, please contact Khrissy Hollister at khollister74@yahoo.com or by phone at 618-525-8304 RSVP AT By email at gumdrops108@gmail.com or call Amy Simpson at 319-3828

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TRIVIA NIGHT

Date: October 18, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: News, Up Coming Events

Trivia Night Fundraiser – January 23, 2015 Any questions, please contact Khrissy Hollister at khollister74@yahoo.com or by phone at 618-525-8304 RSVP AT By email at gumdrops108@gmail.com or call Amy Simpson at 319-3828

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Funds from closed family clinic go to other charities

Date: July 18, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: News

MARION — While the doors to the Hands of Hope Family Clinic have closed, the clinic’s board of directors continued serving those in need by donating the clinic’s remaining funds to agencies and groups with similar missions. The clinic closed June 30th after 15 years of providing health care to working low-income residents in Franklin,…

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Hunger and Education

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Facts, News

Children from food insecure households are likely to be behind in their academic development compared to other children which ultimately makes it difficult for them to reach the same level of development as their fellow food secure peers. Research conducted by Frongillo, Jyoti, and Jones 2005 found that food insecurity impairs academic development of young…

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Impact of Hunger

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Facts, News

A critical component to a healthy life is nutrition. From birth, the intake of vital nutrients is essential to the growth and development of a healthy individual. Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing and maintaining a good foundation that has implications on a child’s future physical and…

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Child Hunger Facts

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Facts, News

Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important for establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 15.9 million…

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Hunger & Poverty Statistics

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: Facts, News

Although related, food insecurity and poverty are not the same. Unemployment rather than poverty is a stronger predictor of food insecurity. Poverty [i] In 2012, 46.5 million people (15.0 percent) were in poverty. In 2012, 26.5 million (13.7 percent) of people ages 18-64 were in poverty. In 2012, 16.1 million (21.8 percent) children under the…

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Simpson is on a Mission

Date: June 27, 2014 Author: Stacey Categories: News

Amy Simpson is on a Mission to Help Provide Nutritious Meals to Needy Children By Cindy Gunnin     Heartland For Women 2009 Amy Simpson knew that she was being called to do something to make her community better. However, that doesn’t mean she listened the first time God told her to act. “I talked to my husband about it and then a friend mentioned that her…

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