Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The War on the Poor Continues...

The War Against The Poor continues across this country. In Eureka, a months long protest in front of the Humboldt County Court House on Tuesdays from 3 to 6 pm offers dinner from 4 to 6 pm. There is also an activist table with information about free breakfasts and other weekly meetings like the People Project meetings on Saturdays at 1:30 pm, at the PARC ( Peoples' Action for Rights & Community) in Eureka in the Q street alley between 3rd and 2nd St. near the Samoa bridge.

Breakfast is served on Tuesday and Friday from 8:20 am to 10:30 am at Fairfield St. and W. Hawthorn St. and as is dinner on Tuesdays at the Humboldt County Court House, food is free to those that are hungry.

These people are true grass roots and are not funded by city, county or state coffiers. Everyone is a volunteer.

With unemployment around 12 percent in California and many finding that their unemployment insurance is running out, it's nice to know that there is somewhere to go for help when all other avenues have been exhausted.

From their hand bill:
"A main focus for People Project is to stop the criminalization of houseless people. Please join us to speak out and build strength to END THE WAR ON THE POOR', however you experience it."

To help, donate, volunteer or just get involved, call PARC at 707-442-7465

1 comment:

  1. I saw something on the news yesterday that really sickened me - LA ranks among the worst cities in the world for it's amount of homeless people.

    I saw another report about a woman in Ohio (not far from where I was born)who started a Food Pantry for the Poor a few years ago. Her pantry is now all that stands between 3000 plus people and starvation.

    She's managed to get some government help but it's been private donors that have saved her from closing numerous times. This is just another sad snapshot of what's happening nationwide.

    The middle class is disappearing into soup lines as this economy continues to collapse.

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