Food Justice Blog, by Micah Savitzky

Hi everyone! For this week’s blog post on Food Justice we have a special treat. We’ll be discussing a fantastic program to assist families (with a child under the age of 5) in their food expenses. Lisa Alves, Community Coordinator for the Fall River WIC Program has answered a number of questions I posed to her about her program, and I’ve doctored the answers and questions (ever so slightly) with her consent. Here’s the mostly real (slightly fake?) interview! 

CROP Walk volunteers needed

Would you like to help people come out of poverty and have enough to eat this year? Would you like to put a smile on some local children's faces? The Greater Fall River Council of Churches is planning this year's CROP Hunger Walk, and you can be a part of making it happen! Our first planning meeting is Tuesday, March 10, at 7pm at First Baptist Church in Fall River. 

Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign 2015!

Join The White Ribbon Campaign tomorrow, March 5th for the annual Statewide Proclamation Event at the State House. 

12:30pm-1:pm, Assemble in Gardner Auditorium
1pm-2:30pm: Program in Gardner Auditorium
2:30pm-3:30pm, Reception in Nurses Hall. 

The White Ribbon Campaign invites men and boys to be leaders to help end violence against women. 

Reach Out & Believe 2015!

The Bristol & Plymouth County Regional Coalitions for Suicide Prevention cordially invite you to the 2nd Annual 2015 Reach Out & Believe! Bristol & Plymouth Counties Suicide Education and Prevention Legislative Breakfast. 

Friday, March 27, 2015
8:30am to 11:30am
Holiday Inn, Taunton MA
www.bcrcsp.org

Reach Out & Believe! 2015 Bristol & Plymouth Counties Leadership in Suicide Education and Prevention Recognition Awards

From the Greater New Bedford Suicide Prevention Coalition

Samaritans of Bristol County Hold Their Next Volunteer Training

Hotline

The Samaritans of Bristol County need your help. Please consider volunteering for the Samaritans in a number of ways. First, much aid is needed with staffing their crisis hotline, but in order to do so, volunteers must first complete a 15 hour training session. Upon completion, each volunteer is paired with an experienced Samaritan on the telephone for 20 hours as part of the Buddy Program. 

The next volunteer training program begins on Saturday, March 14, 2015

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