Poultry donations needed
This fall, the Durham Farm and Food Network’s End Hunger Durham Initiative invited community and church food pantry coordinators to a meeting with the objective of organizing and collaborating to better serve Durham’s less fortunate families.
Utmost in food pantry operators’ concerns was the crucial need for more food donations with the onset of winter’s higher energy costs and the approaching holidays. In addition, the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew could impact food relief distribution and raise grocery store prices.
In response, the Coalition of Durham Food Pantries quickly mobilized to appeal to Durham citizens to help provide a bountiful Thanksgiving holiday for everyone. The food collected will be distributed to the 15 participating community pantries serving 1,545 families.
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Many thanks to Durham Army National Guard for use of their facility to collect, organize and distribute non-perishable food and Bull City Cool Food Hub and Reinvestment Partners for freezer space to store holiday poultry.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16 and 17, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a Turkey Drive. Please bring frozen poultry (turkey or chicken) donations to: Bull City Cool Food Hub, 902 N. Mangum St.
Durham Farm Food Network/End Hunger Durham
ACA deserves our support
Many Republicans assert that Obamacare is broken and too costly – repealing Obamacare was a key element of their campaigns.
These politicians claim that they will replace Obamacare with a “better” alternative, yet fail to present their detailed plan for public inspection.
Imagine allowing these politicians to apply the same “we’ll repeal then we’ll reveal” method to other important social programs that they oppose. Could we support repealing Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare rather than passing legislation to improve them? No public or private program has ever been created that satisfied all people or that met all needs.
The ACA covers millions of the previously uninsured, saves taxpayers’ money for health care and improves the quality of life of those insured. While costs of many ACA policies will rise in the next few years, the increase in states that fully embraced Obamacare are projected to be one-third less than in states that fully opposed it.
An ACA that works for the great majority, lowers cost increases below historical levels and expands coverage to all 50 states needs our support.
Thanks from chess club
This is just a note to thank The Durham News for continuing to list the announcement for the Saturday meetings of the Durham Chess Club in your Daybook. With your help the club continues to thrive in its eighth year, with attendance of 17 players last weekend and a 10-person team match scheduled with the Duke University Chess Club at the North Regional Library this past Saturday. Thanks again.
Director, Durham Chess Club
Editor’s nore: The Durham Chess Club meets for casual chess from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturdays at North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road. All ages welcome.
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