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From: Jon S., Huntington, NY

Long Island Food Not Bombs has discovered an incredible model for addressing poverty within the communities it operates. Essentially, one person volunteering two hours a week can share a week's supply of groceries with 50 people.

By harnessing a vast amount of community support, Long Island Food Not Bombs uses this model to share millions of pounds of food, clothing, books and other necessities each week. The organization works with local businesses, farms and restaurants to collect perfectly good food that would normally be wasted, and there's a lot of that out there. Food Not Bombs is also able to do everything it does without spending any money.

Check out Long Island Food Not Bomb's website for more information. You can also find a great story on them at Change.org.


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American RadioWorks |
Photo: Daniel Buchanan

How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

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  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
  • 10.07.14

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