Addressing the Mental Health Consequences of Poverty in Sacramento

Addressing the Mental Health Consequences of Poverty in Sacramento

Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations once said: “Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere." There is a great public misconception that poverty and malnutrition are limited to developing countries in Asia and Africa. At present, more than 30 million Americans experience hunger on a regular basis while more than 8.5 million individuals (including almost 3 million children), go hungry on a daily basis.

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Family Finance: Tips To Help Struggling Families Get Ahead

Family Finance: Tips To Help Struggling Families Get Ahead

Almost 51 million middle class and low income American families are struggling to make ends meet. In Sacramento, the annual household budget for a family of four averages $66,000; a figure that almost half of families cannot afford even with both parents working. Because of rising tuition, childcare and housing costs, many families in the county are struggling to make ends meet and even saving for the future.

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Nominate Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services for a Donation!

Nominate Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services for a Donation!

The Demas Law Group is pleased to announce that it will be donating to and promoting one charity in the Sacramento area each month. The attorneys at the firm are dedicated to helping their community thrive, so they wanted to find a consistent way to give back and offer exposure to local charities.

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Jeff’s Political Will

Jeff’s Political Will

I attended my first Sacramento Press Club luncheon on Thursday, August 23. The room teemed with local reporters, PR professionals and fans of the Dude. Our feature speaker, Jeff Bridges, came prepared to speak about child hunger. Mr. Bridges serves as spokesperson for No Kid Hungry, a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the globe.

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Church Down the Street

Church Down the Street

I’ve driven by Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church hundreds of times over the past decade. Just a few blocks from my house, I’d always admired the beautiful statue out front that showcased flowers and colorful fabrics at different times throughout the year. On Wednesday, July 24 I decided to learn a bit more about the church’s role in fighting hunger in our community.

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