Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Rutherford County Food Bank

I spoke to a woman at the food bank yesterday (not the lady in the photo above, a different one) who moved to Tennessee to escape an abusive husband. Without a job, she found that no one would rent her a place to live. She and her son, stayed in a motel until the money ran out. Then along came her savior, a slum lord, who (in spite of the fact that she didn't have a job) offered to rent her a house on her credit card. Now, on top of the fifteen hundred dollar a month rent charge, and knowing she has no place else to go, he wants her to pay for repairs he's making to the place. She's still looking for employment, is educated and willing to do most anything.

Here, sent to us by a compassionate and health-conscious NYT reader, are:

The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating
Also, last month there was a great slideshow on wasted food by Jonathan Bloom in the New York Times. His blog, Wasted Food has gotten a lot of attention recently, and for good reason. We're incredibly lucky to have Nashville's Table to address this issue but the problem of wasted food continues throughout the country.

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