Showing all posts by tag "Poverty"
4 Reasons to Support Our Neighbors During Advent*
December 1st, 2023
Since 1985, UCOM has been in the trenches, right in the thick of the fight against the root causes of poverty. Will you or have you joined us in this place that is sometimes ugly and hard and where people are suffering hurts that feel impossible to bear?
You'll Be Glad You Did!
November 1st, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) report released October 25, 2023, reveals hunger in America soared...
UCOM facing a crisis
September 21st, 2023
UCOM is currently facing the most significant financial hurdles of our nearly 40-year history. For the first time, the future of the organization, and the support you help provide to those in need, is in jeopardy.
Serious challenges lie ahead for UCOM and our neighbors and only you...
David's Healthy Adventure
August 1st, 2023
Taken from UCOM's Summer Newsletter
“It’s not just a handout but a friendship thing. You’re sharing something with someone.” This is what David had to say about the important place UCOM holds...
All Is Not Well
June 1st, 2023
No one appreciates the sentiments of Julian of Norwich better than I. “All shall be well, and all shall be well. And all manner of things shall be well.”
I appreciate the positive sense of this proverb especially when I need to remind myself that whatever...
Two Ways You Can Help to Eradicate Poverty
May 1st, 2023
Like many of our neighbors, Brenda works for less than $9 an hour, not enough to pay for childcare for her two pre-schoolers. If her 70-year-old mother-in-law were unwilling to watch the children for free, Brenda would lose money if she worked.
Food-service workers are, if anything,...
Helping People to Flourish
May 16th, 2017
Breaking poverty’s grip, ending economic oppression. Those are two noble goals. They may also be too big for me. I’ve thought a lot lately about WHY. Why is UCOM here? Why am I at UCOM? What are our goals?
HunGRy - Day Six
October 4th, 2011
DAY SIX - Monday, September 19
I’ve lost four pounds in the past five days. That’s something that I can’t do counting calories. (I can count too high!) When I am seriously working to stay within my food allowance of $4.37 a day, I just can’t afford to eat enough relatively...
HunGRy - Day Five
September 26th, 2011
DAY FIVE - Sunday, September 18
Have you ever stopped to think how much of our lives revolve around eating in this society? It is definitely more than satisfying hunger. This experiment in eating as well as possible on $4.37 a day has made me so aware of my profligate eating habits. Though...
HunGRy - Day Four
September 20th, 2011
DAY FOUR - Saturday, September 17
Quiet Saturdays are good days for reflection. Today was not as difficult as I thought it might be in my quest to eat on $4.37 a day for a week. Often our Saturdays are filled with eating, visiting with friends, eating, shopping, eating, doing fun stuff,...