Tag Archives: Oregon Food Bank

The Food Elite

” ‘I must do something’ always solves more problems than ‘Something must be done.’ ” — Author Unknown There’s been a lot of talk lately about raising the taxes on the wealthiest 2% of Americans. The argument goes that those … Continue reading

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The Small Things Are Not Peanuts

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” — Mother Teresa Yesterday was Giving Tuesday, a simple idea to break apart two frenetic days of shopping and allow the giving spirit of the holidays to shine through. … Continue reading

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Empty Plates

“Life is mainly froth and bubble Two things stand like stone — Kindness in another’s trouble. Courage in your own” — Adam Lindsay Gordon The caterer didn’t show up, so my plate was empty. Yet, an empty plate was an appropriate … Continue reading

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Gray Skies. Sunny Outlook.

“Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger. “ — Saint Basil We in the Pacific Northwest are used to rain. It comes in a … Continue reading

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Defining Homelessness

“Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn’t commit.”  — Eli Khamarov, Lives of the Cognoscenti It’s easy to think of homelessness as the guy with the newspaper laid out over him, trying to sleep in an alley. Yet, today … Continue reading

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More Than A Hill Of Beans

“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” — Diogenes Laertius College is a no-brainer for some people. It’s a no-brainer that kids will go to college in some families and some college students certainly act like … Continue reading

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Where Should We Eat Tonight?

“A hungry man can’t see right or wrong. He just sees food.” — Pearl S. Buck A few months ago, a church here on the west side of Portland was faced with the real possibility that it would have to end it’s … Continue reading

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