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Kids in St. Pete can get free breakfast and lunch all summer long listen

06/18/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: free lunch, nutrition, food, hunger, poverty, St. Petersburg, free


The city of St. Petersburg has rolled out a program to feed kids for free this summer. The Free Summer Food Program provides both breakfast and lunch at city-owned properties across St. Pete. Alexis Shuder is with the Parks and Recreation Department.

"The city of St. Petersburg parks and recreation department is sponsoring summer food service program which is through the state's program through the department of agriculture at our play camp sites for June, July and August this summer. It'...

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Hungry residents can get produce this week in Pinellas County listen

12/20/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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There are many people in need of food this holiday season and there may be relief in sight for some residents of Pinellas County. Fresh fruits and vegetables will be offered to those in need during two upcoming produce giveaways.

The produce giveaways are just in time for the holiday season. Farm Share, a non-profit organization provides surplus produce. Mia DeVane, Director of Communications and Development for Farm Share says they provide food distributions a...

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Tampa Bay Indian community awards heroes listen

05/16/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Tampa Bay Indian community honored its volunteers on May 15 at the Indian Cultural Center. They are committed to care for the helpless, forsaken, mentally ill, old and sick people. One of the honorees is Narayanan Krishnan who grew up in Madurai, India. At the age of 19 he was working as a chef for a five star hotel. But his career took a turn in 2002.

“I saw a very, very old man eating his own human waste for food,” Krishnan said.

He never left to Switzerland to work as a cook...

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Robert Rowen on human needs in Nepal and the ACLU's Howard Simon on how our state Legslature ignores democratic principles

04/25/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up first today Robert Rowen, founder of a local group called Global Action Coalition talks about a Nepali New Year's celebration this Friday in Tampa and his group's effort to provide food and education to school children in Nepal (phone: 813-546-9819).

Later we'll hear from ACLU Florida director Howard Simon about the state Legislature and laws being disc...


USF students and faculty fast to raise funds for charity listen

11/11/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Go hungry for a day so another won't have to- this was the pledge some USF students and faculty took when they participated to the Fast- A-Thon organized by the Muslim Students Association at USF on November 10. This year, the event raised more than $5,000 for charity. The funds were donated to a local food pantry, a free health care clinic and for flood victims in Pakistan.

No food, no water for 12 hours for a good cause - this was the pledge that student Avan ...

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Report says 37% of Tampa Bay's hungry are children listen

02/05/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A new report, called Hunger in America 2010 has just been released and it has some astonishing findings about who has to go without food. Marc Sutherland is Resource Development Director for America's Second Harvest of Tampa Bay.

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NFL moms and Campbell’s donate food for hungry listen

01/28/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As Tampa prepares for Sunday’s Super Bowl, a group of NFL players’ mothers announced that they have raised more than a half-million pounds of food for the country’s food banks.

This morning at America’s Second Harvest of Tampa Bay in east Tampa, four members of the Professional Football Player’s Mothers Association PFPMA teamed up with Campbell’s to donate 1,000 cans of soup.

Wilma Char McNabb, mother of Philadelphia Eagl...

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