Can America Feed Itself

Our next post is part of a series by our women’s philanthropy liaison Judy Allen. If you missed her last entry, catch up here. Is it possible for a country having near limitless information, innovation and technological advancement to come up short in something as basic as food?  When we can find a grocery store […]

A Chicken in Every Pot

During the 1928 Presidential campaign Herbert Hoover promised a chicken in every pot. Yet just months after his victory the stock market crashed and America was plunged into The Great Depression. Certainly that was no fault of Hoover’s, but as a nation, we have since experienced many an ebb and flow in our economy, and […]

See You Later

As summer comes to a close I have to say my “see you laters” to Yad Ezra. Just because I’m headed back to East Lansing to start my junior year at Michigan State does not mean I won’t be back. I have learned so much over these past 8 weeks, but one thing that has been […]


What is advocacy?  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, advocacy is defined as “the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal.” However, what does advocacy have to do with you? Every person can advocate for a cause they feel strongly about. Sometimes the cause can be as large as reaching out to the government, […]

Could You Live On $1.50 Per Meal?

  Imagine if you have $31.50 per week for food, that’s $4.50 a day, and $1.50 per meal.  Individuals benefitting from the Supplemental Nutrition Food Assistance Program (SNAP) receive $31.50 to purchase weekly food, so ask yourself, how many times per week do you go to Starbucks?  The price for one tall coffee is $1.86, […]

What’s For Dinner?

Define hunger. Forgetting your lunch, not having time to eat, dinner plans being pushed back an hour. Is that what you think of when someone says hunger? What about the individuals who fear how they will get their next meal? What about the people who are not getting the necessary calories to be healthy? 48.8 […]