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Cuts to SNAP Are Coming Our Way

by Catherine McAuliffe

Have you heard that cuts to SNAP benefits are coming tomorrow? What does that mean for our neighbors in Washington? What does that mean for those of us working to combat hunger here in our state and nationally? Thanks to the Washington Post for posting a couple of fantastic reads about what is happening and what is coming up due to these cuts.

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When We Do Not Realize What We Are Saying

by Catherine McAuliffe

I am confident in saying that we have all been on the receiving end of a statement where we interpreted the words vastly differently than the person saying them meant. Sometimes we say things and we have no idea what the other person hears in what we say. Today's post shares a different blog's post about that issue when it comes to visiting a food bank.

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Fall: More Than Pretty Foliage

by Catherine McAuliffe

Fall can mean so many things depending on your perspective. I see so many people on Facebook posting and commenting about their favorite aspects of fall. For some it's specialty coffee drinks and other foods. Others are excited about the arrival of sweater weather. What I do not see is people asking how they are going to find a way to pay heat bills when they are already stretched thin. We all know that, along with many others, is a question that many families in our communities are starting to ask themselves if they haven't already. What does fall mean to you?

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