Creating a Hunger-Free Worcester County: Hunger and Food Security Profile of Worcester County offers a detailed analysis and summary of hunger and food security in Worcester, including localized profiles of food security in each of four quadrants of the county.
A Closer Look at Immigrant-Access Barriers in the Massachusetts Food Stamp Program is an in-depth analysis of the intersection between policy and implementation. It links specific policy language to chronic obstacles and implementation and offers recommendations for their improvement.
A math major from Birmingham-Southern College, Mary Elizabeth spent much of her time in college coordinating service opportunities at a variety of community and direct service organizations in Birmingham. She also founded the first student chapter of Alabama Arise, a statewide advocacy coalition that promotes state policies to improve the … Read more
Wick graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia where he majored in Public Policy. At W&L he served as vice president of the Student Activities Board and played varsity soccer. Wick interned with Total Action Against Poverty in Roanoke, Virginia where he worked with Head Start and the … Read more
Deanna graduated from Swarthmore College in 2004 with a sociology-anthropology major and biology minor. She coordinated an after-school tutoring and mentoring program for high school students while participating in various community organizations that empowered targeted community members, and educated students about poverty and homelessness. She also conducted sociological and biological … Read more
Katy earned a BA from Brown University, with a double major in political science and honors community health. She spent studied abroad Sydney, Australia, and in Quito, Ecuador, and conducted research in Guatemala and Mexico on foreign assistance and women’s health. She worked with Oxfam in Australia, served as a … Read more
David graduated with honors from Davidson College, where he majored in English. He was elected junior class president, tutored special needs students, served as a camp counselor for disabled teenagers, and worked with Senator Fritz Hollings to support the shrimp industry in South Carolina. In the last two years, David … Read more
Madina graduated magna cum laude with honors from Brown University with a degree in Gender Studies and Community Health. While at Brown, she served as the co-director of a student-run dance company, a peer French tutor, an academic advisor to first-year students, and a community health educator. She wrote an … Read more
Intra-Agency Barriers to Food Stamps: Maximizing Benefits for Elders and Persons with Disabilities in Massachusetts is a summary of suggestions from advocates on ways to improve enrollment of elders and persons with disabilities in Massachusetts’ Food Stamp Program. The report … Read more
Running on Empty: Massachusetts Families and the Federal Food Stamp Program documents the challenges faced by food insecure clients participating in the food stamp clinic and the benefits of approaching food stamps from a health perspective.
Energy Clinic: A Toolbox for Helping Families Heat and Eat outlines the need for both food and fuel assistance in combating food insecurity. The report is being used to encourage replication of the Energy Clinic Model in Medical-Legal partnerships nation-wide.
Food Stamps and Immigrant Families: How Health Care Workers Can Improve Child Health makes the case for food stamps as a tool to improve the health of immigrant children, providing medical professionals with facts and culturally appropriate information to encourage … Read more