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A Food Drive Held Entirely Online...?

by Catherine McAuliffe

I love food drives. They are most of what I think about when I’m at work and I enjoy that. Some of the reality of a food drive is that they require a lot of space. Also, I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to lift a box that has about 100 cans inside of it but it’s heavy, cumbersome, and can be slightly impossible to move. The other impediment to many office food drives is the practical necessity of getting people to bring food to work. 

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Lasting Effects of the Recession on Consumer's Buying Power

by Catherine McAuliffe

This morning’s Seattle Times featured an article about the nation’s consumer buying power and how it’s been affected by the recession. It comes as no surprise that the recession reduced the buying power of consumers. What might come as a surprise is that, even though the recession ended four years ago, our buying power has not recovered and it actually weaker than it was when the recession ended.

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Inspiring Innovation

by Catherine McAuliffe

This is our first week without our DukeEngage summer interns. We are so grateful for the hard work they did this summer and we will miss seeing them around the office. Below is a blog post written by one of the interns before leaving us to head back to school. Thanks for everything Kevin and Danielle and good luck with school!

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August recess advocacy actions to protect SNAP

It appears unlikely that Congress will pass a Farm Bill before they break for the August recess. When Congress returns at the beginning of September, they will have only 2-3 weeks to pass a Farm Bill or else pass a continuing resolution because the current Farm Bill will expire on September 30.

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Thanks from food bank clients a good feeling

After working at Northwest Harvest for just a week, I can honestly say the overwhelming friendliness and positivity within the Northwest Harvest organization is unlike any I’ve encountered in all my employments. To me, this says two things: Not only is Northwest Harvest effectively supplying food to people who actually need it, but every employee here knows this and takes great pleasure in their work because of it.

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