A resource list for students participating in Tom Keegan's alternative spring break trip to Kansas City, MO. Main topic: the intersection of homelessness, hunger, and education. LS:1024:0100, Spring 2015
Providing early childhood, secondary, preparatory, and adult educational programs.
Facilitating access to health and social services for all ages.
Promoting and providing Latino cultural enrichment events.
Sponsoring social activities that engage our diverse communities.
Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. We also offer education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach about good nutrition.
Harvesters' main facility is located in Kansas City, Missouri at 3801 Topping Ave. Harvesters also operates a second facility in Topeka, Kansas at 215 E. Quincy St.
Harvesters is a certified member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks. In 2011 Harvesters was Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year. We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
It is the largest study of its kind. The data collected help guide the development of programs and solutions that improve food security for individuals and their households and inform public awareness and policy development for addressing hunger in the United States. Hunger in America 2014 is the sixth and most comprehensive study in the Hunger in America series. Through interviews with more than 60,000 clients and 32,000 partner agencies, we have a comprehensive understanding of the people who receive assistance through the Feeding America network, the personal and economic circumstances of their households, and the response of the partner agencies that provide assistance to those in need.
Hearing before the Subcom on Insurance, Housing, and Community Opportunity to examine problem of homelessness among children and youth, and to review options to improve Federal programs to address child and youth homelessness.
Describes recent changes to HUD homeless assistance grants programs under the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act; and explains how HUD distributes aid from current programs, including the emergency solutions grants program, continuum of care program, and rural housing stability assistance program. Discusses role of Congress in the HUD funding process, and addresses emerging issues.