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Fridays with Faith: Trouble in the Triad

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child hunger pasta web resGood morning Fridays with Faith readers! I’ve got a very important concern to discuss with you. Do you ever have trouble sleeping? All sorts of things can keep us up at night – stress, interpersonal issues and regrets, health concerns, finances, sick children or animals or even Netflix on a good night! Unfortunately, almost 30% of children in Greensboro / High Point may lie awake due to hunger.

“When will I get to eat again?” “Where will my family get food?” These are questions that we’d hope no child would ever have to ask, yet for many children in our own community this may be their reality. In a recent Gallup survey conducted for the Food Research and Action Center, Greensboro / High Point ranked number one in the United States for people who indicated that they didn’t have enough money for food.   With 67% of children in our school system from low income families, that’s over 49,000 kids possibly needing food assistance (Guilford County Schools). Fortunately there are organizations in our community who work to help these children and ma Cares lends them a paw!

One such organization is BackPack Beginnings! Through their weekend feeding program and in-school food pantries, they help children who are at risk of going hungry to have nutritious meals outside of school. Another group that we support is Pathways Center, which provides temporary housing to homeless families while they’re looking for another place to live. Each month we bring donations of food for the residents to help them to prepare meals for their families.

Saturday, June 6 from 11-2 at Harris Teeter in Friendly Center (3330 West Friendly Ave. Greensboro, NC 27410) we will be conducting a food drive! Please join us in lending a paw to Triad families in need or donate today at www.macares.org! Contact us at wecare@macares.org to learn more about how YOU can get involved!

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My name is FAITH, and I'm a service dog to Sgt Terry White, PH IOF. You've probably seen me around the Market America office or at one of their events. I'm the pretty blonde with the big smile The wonderful maCares team is pretty fond of me, and they've decided to devote each Friday's blog post to my stories, pearls of wisdom, and "tails" of others giving back to their communities. We'll call it "Fridays with Faith". What you may not know about me is that I'm named after someone special. The flag that represents this great country flies high on the flag pole for my namesake's sacrifice. I am named in memory of U.S. Army Sergeant Faith Hinkley, who died on August 7, 2010 in Iskandariya, Iraq. Faith was part of the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Through me, Faith Hinkley's legacy lives on, helping and healing another wounded soldier. maCares loves making a difference in the lives of veterans and animals. Please consider donating or getting involved with maCares so they can continue supporting veterans and dogs like Terry and me, and honoring heroes like Faith Hinkley.

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