Maryland partners with Share Our Strength to end childhood hunger [News, 11.25]


HUNGER
Group looks to end childhood hunger in Md. (Examiner, 11/25) – Share our Strength partners with the state of Maryland to enroll more needy children in federal nutrition programs, “end childhood hunger” in the state.
Putting Leftovers to Work for The Homeless (VOA, 11/24) – D.C. Central Kitchen profile

PHILANTHROPY & THE ECONOMY
Geoffrey Canada “laid off 10 percent of Harlem Children’s Zone’s more than 1,200 full- and part-time employees earlier this month, to cut costs.” (CityLimitsWeekly, 11/24)

Philanthropy Journal 3-parter: (via COF)
1 – U.S. funders face the downturn (11/10)
2 – Foundations respond to crisis (11/17) – “It’s time for foundations as a sector to step up and continue to award big grants, even if it hurts”
3 – Funders urged to lead in tough economy (11/24) – “Foundations need to recognize that philanthropy has a unique ability to serve as a community convener”

BUDGETS
It’s official: MontCo budget shortfall doubles to $500M (Examiner, 11/25)