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  • Report: 25 Percent Of Connecticut Households Above Federal Poverty Level But Struggle To Meet Basic Needs

    Report: 25 Percent Of Connecticut Households Above Federal Poverty Level But Struggle To Meet Basic Needs
    About a quarter of Connecticut households are above the federal poverty level but have earnings or retirement income that is barely enough to meet basic necessities, the Connecticut United Ways say in a new report.
  • To Target Childhood Obesity, Start Even Younger, Experts Say

    To Target Childhood Obesity, Start Even Younger, Experts Say
    Many efforts targeting obesity focus on school-aged children. But a growing body of research suggests that to have the biggest impact, the work needs to start with even younger children, and their mothers. “It is very difficult to reverse the...

    Local volunteers distribute 100,000 diapers per year

    The organizers of the local Diaper Bank – something like a food bank – don't always hear how their work has helped a mother in need, but the gratitude is clear, according to the Putnam program coordinator, Helen Ferland. "They tell us that...

    Picking Up Food Stamps In My Mercedes

    Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband's 2003 Mercedes Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I'd never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park, abandoned in the...

    Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

    — Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband's 2003 Mercedes-Benz Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I'd never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park,...