Assistance Program Reviews

Almost 20% of children food insecure – impacts learning

With many schools now back in session, or starting soon, it is unfortunate to know that as many as 20% of children in this country live in food insecure households. While like almost every study the exact percentages vary, the estimated range from sources such as Feeding America, USDA, the Salvation Army and others show a range of about 15% to as high as 20% of kids are food insecure. When a child does not know where their next meal is coming from, which is the definition of food insecurity, …

Charities have limited funds to offer for financial help

We are always surprised when someone writes to us and complains (or even worse such as writes to us with hateful message) that a charity has no funds and can’t help them pay their bills. People literally complain that a church, non-profit, or charity can’t give them money to pay their living expenses. Or people complain that an agency maybe can’t give them food, clothes, or something else. The fact is every single charity or agency has limited funds and resources. Not only do they have limited resources, but even …

Be professional when seeking financial assistance

We get emails every single day from people who need financial assistance for their bills or may want free stuff like food, clothes, or more. If and when you ever need help at some point in your life, be professional in your communication. It can make a major difference. As we have noted before, we receive countless emails with multiple spelling errors, significant grammar issues, entitled communication and more. It is so unfortunate, and that type of unprofessional communication can be a difference maker when seeking financial help. So how …