‘it’s Not Your Fault’: Some Furloughed By Shutdown Turn To Charities For Food

Food Bank Volunteers Fed Up with Government Inaction

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Food distribution continues during government shutdown (Video)

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As a caring society we can do so much better.” Food banks were launched in the early 1980s as a temporary solution to hunger but were never meant as a permanent measure. “Hunger in Canada is now clearly more than a food issue: it’s about the general cost of living in light of insufficient incomes and social supports,” says Leilani Farha, Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty. “We’re never going to solve hunger and poverty in Canada through charitable acts like food donations – we need federal leadership and an action plan.” A national poverty action plan is the main recommendation in “Poverty Trends Highlights: Canada 2013,” a report by Citizens for Public Justice. “The statistics show that when the federal government makes it a priority, poverty can be reduced,” says Executive Director Joe Gunn. “We need a comprehensive poverty plan. The House of Commons has called for one, the Senate has called for one, and the United Nations has called for one, but we haven’t seen any action.” Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada , headed by Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public Justice, is a multi-year, non-partisan campaign supported by over 10,000 individuals and 600 local and national organizations calling for a comprehensive federal plan to eliminate poverty. Image with caption: “Food Bank Volunteers Fed Up with Government Inaction (CNW Group/NATIONAL UNION OF PUBLIC AND GENERAL EMPLOYEES)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131016_C4478_PHOTO_EN_32118.jpg @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Associated Press Speaker John Boehner and other top House Republican leaders intend to vote for the bipartisan agreement worked Terms Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges . Quotes and other information supplied by independent providers identified on the Yahoo! Finance partner page . Quotes are updated automatically, but will be turned off after 25 minutes of inactivity.

G. Willi-Food Announces Expected Q3 2013 Revenue Growth of Approximately 10% From Q3 2012

Those helping out included one person who works for the Department of Justice and another employed by the Navy. CNN agreed not to identify furloughed workers receiving food due to a combination of their embarrassment and not wanting to hurt their employer. “Getting paid helps, but it doesn’t help right now,” said one, who acknowledged she’ll probably get paid once the shutdown ends. Still, the woman said she is struggling to put food on the table. Some told CNN they were living paycheck to paycheck. “The biggest thing (people are feeling) is fear,” said Hahn. “Even a lot of federal employees who know that they’re going to get their checks made up, they’re still going to be shy” if they miss a couple of pay periods. President Barack Obama visited a food pantry in downtown Washington on Monday where he helped make peanut butter sandwiches. He told reporters that he stopped by Martha’s Table because many of volunteers there had been furloughed. “They’re here contributing and giving back to the community and I think that shows the kind of spirit that we have among all kinds of federal workers all across the country, people who dedicate their lives to public service,” Obama said. Hahn, who has worked for Chesapeake Church for 20 years, said many of the men and women he saw collect food on Monday were new faces who had never sought their help in the past. While a study by Main Street showed that Calvert County was the 13th wealthiest county in the United States in 2012, Hahn said that ranking doesn’t show how many “working poor” live in the area.

While authorities have threatened to cut off food stamps (SNAP/EBT) in November if the government shutdown continues, food banks plan to continue providing food for the hungry. CAP is letting the public know that the CAPSBC Food Bank is able to provide uninterrupted monthly USDA food distributions and support for soup kitchens through our network of nearly 200 churches, schools, community centers and shelters throughout the county. In addition to the federally funded USDA commodities program, we have been fortunate to receive support from private corporations and foundations to sustain operations for our customers in need. For more information on site locations, distribution times, etc. visit our website at http://www.capsbc.org/ FDA food distribution is provided at Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County Food Bank, 696 S. Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408 Other food banks in the Inland Empire, many of which are funded by private donations and charitable organizations, also plan to continue distributing food. After all, the government shutdown is a farce. While national parks, monuments and memorials are “shut down”, the government continues spending our tax money at an alarming rate. Moreover,the furloughed federal employees will get paid for all the time when they were not working, so why were they furloughed? Certainly it is not to save money, so it must be yet another ploy to punish the American people for standing up against Big Brother. The federal government is cutting “entitlements”, including welfare, food stamps, medicare and social security, while spending billions in foreign aid, and while keeping open the President’s golf course and the Congressional gym.

( WILC ) (the “Company” or “Willi-Food”), a global company that specializes in the development, marketing and international distribution of kosher foods, today announced that it expects revenue growth of approximately 10% for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 compared to revenue in the third quarter of 2012, based on a preliminary assesment of the financial results. “In the third quarter we were again able to achieve organic growth as market demand for our kosher products continues to expand. Despite the fact that this year the entire Jewish new year holiday season was in September, significantly shortening the working month in Israel, we continued to gain traction with new customers while product sales to existing customers continued to grow,” commented Zwi Williger, Chairman of Willi-Food. “Our growth in the third quarter was particularly impressive given that food consumption in Israel decreased overall by 3.2% in the third quarter of 2013 as compared to the third quarter of 2012, according to AC Nielsen Israel. Our strategy to organically grow our customer base and product line appears to be working.” Willi-Food expects to release its financial results for the third quarter on November 6, 2013. The Company will host a conference call and live webcast on November 6, 2013 to discuss the financial results begining at 11:00 AM Eastern Time. Interested parties may participate on the call by dialing 1-877-941-8416 (US), or 1-480-629-9808 (International), approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Paricipants may also access a live listen only webcast at: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=106441 Following the conclusion of the call, atelophonic replay will be available for 14 days beginning at 2:00 PM Eastern Time on November 6, 2013 through 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 20, 2013 and may be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (US), or 1-858-384-5517 (International), using access code 4645872. In addition, an archived webcast will be available for one year at: http://public.viavid.com/reports/eventparticipantreporttab.php?id=o5aoo5uY About G. Willi-Food International Ltd. G. Willi-Food International Ltd. ( http://www.willi-food.com ) is an Israeli-based company specializing in high-quality, great-tasting kosher food products. Willi-Food is engaged directly and through its subsidiaries in the design, import, marketing and distribution of over 600 food products worldwide. As one of Israel’s leading food importers, Willi-Food markets and sells its food products to over 1,500 customers in Israel and around the world including large retail and private supermarket chains, wholesalers and institutional consumers.