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Hunger advocates push for more help

The operators of the state's food pantries and soup kitchens say they're still holding out hope that Governor David Paterson will increase welfare benefits. As Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt reports, demand for food is soaring.  Go to full article

Preview: Hope Festival in Canton

A St. Lawrence University student group has organized a festival in Canton Saturday to raise money for hurricane victims and a local food project. Todd Moe talks with Kathyrn Atkinson, community advisor for SLU's Newman Club, and coordinator of tomorrow's "Hope Festival '08."  Go to full article

Food pantries, soup kitchens across North Country brace for season of hunger

Across the North Country, food pantries and soup kitchens are bracing for what could be a season of hunger for many families. High gas and heating oil prices combined with a faltering job market and rising grocery bills have pushed more working people to the edge. As Brian Mann reports, many social service agencies and non-profits say they're already seeing a spike in the number of families seeking help.  Go to full article

Walking to help end hunger in Malone

Thousands of "Cropwalkers" across the country step out each year to help stop hunger in community Crop Walks. They raise money and awareness to help support development programs in more than 80 countries and locally. A Crop Walk will be held this Sunday afternoon (1:00 pm) at the YMCA in Malone. Todd Moe spoke with Sr. Mary Elizabeth Looby, of the North Franklin County Ministerial Association, which is sponsoring the walk.  Go to full article

Summer Cooking Call-in

Join Martha Foley, Carole Berard and George Arnold for a conversation about summer food traditions in the North Country.  Go to full article
Young gardeners Syl and Sage hunt for potatoes in the Cecilie Garden
Young gardeners Syl and Sage hunt for potatoes in the Cecilie Garden

Harvest time in a community garden

Dozens of gardening volunteers continue the harvest at two community gardens in Canton and Potsdam. The gardens are being tended by students from SUNY-Potsdam and members of the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Canton through "UShare", a congregation project to grow vegetables for food pantries. All the produce from the two gardens is given to St. Lawrence County foodshelves. Todd Moe spoke with some of the volunteers in the Cecilie Garden in Potsdam yesterday afternoon.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Sticky Secrets of the Freeman Taffy

It wouldn't be summer without taffy. For 11 years Freeman's Taffy Stand has been a fixture at the Lewis County Fair. Jim Freeman now runs the stand.  Go to full article
Larry "The Fish Guy" LaRue of Ogdensburg.
Larry "The Fish Guy" LaRue of Ogdensburg.

Heard Up North: Larry's fish truck

All summer long, seafood lovers in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties are keeping their eyes open for a white truck with a big red lobster on its side. It's Larry's fish truck. He has been selling fresh fish packed in ice from Maine and Boston for nearly 15 years. He's today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A Trip To The Farmers' Market

It's Farmers' Market Day in Canton -- a weekly ritual for many shoppers.  Go to full article
An "Empty Bowls" wall display at South Jefferson Middle School
An "Empty Bowls" wall display at South Jefferson Middle School

South Jefferson School Fights Hunger with "Empty Bowls"

Hundreds of clay bowls that were made over the last few months by students and staff in a Jefferson County school will raise thousands of dollars for hunger relief. South Jefferson Middle School, in Adams, is participating in the "Empty Bowls" program. The basic idea for the project is simple. Participants create ceramic bowls, then serve a simple meal of soup and bread. All the money raised benefits local food shelves and homeless shelters. South Jefferson's dinner is Wednesday night (5-6:30 pm) in the High School cafeteria. South Jefferson Middle School counselor Steve Robinson told Todd Moe that all 450 students participated in the project.  Go to full article

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