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School Bus Driver FIRED For Publicly Exposing School For Not Feeding Kids

School Bus Driver FIRED For Publicly Exposing School For Not Feeding Kids

Johnny Cook, a school bus driver in Haralson County, Georgia, was taken by surprise when a middle-schooler approached him and told him he was hungry. The boy’s lunch card were 40 cents short, so he didn’t get to eat lunch that day. Cook couldn’t stop thinking about the incident. When he got home, he sat […]

Library Helps Homeless People By Providing Mental Health Resources

Library Helps Homeless People By Providing Mental Health Resources

Traditionally, a librarian is not trained to provide mental health resources when needed to handle out-of-control patrons, but people can’t be turned away. About four million people in the U.S. go to a library every day, and many of them are homeless. The American Library Association reports they are using their facilities as shelter, and many cities are […]

New Food Stamp News: 12 Things You MUST Know Today

New Food Stamp News: 12 Things You MUST Know Today

Originally published at Poor as Folk and reprinted with permission.   Today’s 12 things are all things food assistance related: 1. 12,000 unemployed Arkansans will lose SNAP benefits since the state has reinstated work requirements. The cuts will take effect April 1. [Arkansas Online] 2. Robert Aderholt, a staunchly “pro-life”, pro-war Republican dude from Alabama, […]

This Teen Wasn’t Sure How To Respond When This Police Officer Approached Him

This Teen Wasn’t Sure How To Respond When This Police Officer Approached Him

Cops are often seen as synonymous with oppressing the populace. This was, however, not the case with a Police officer who deserves a medal for his acts of kindness – Cpl. Sebastian Goldman. Cpl. Sebastian Goldman, 48, was on a visit to Hueytown’s largest food store to get some food for the jail inmates. While the […]