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Posted by saviadmin on Jun 20, 2013

A Model to Mitigate Hunger

By Sharon Kandris

It’s clear that hunger and food insecurity are growing problems in Central Indiana.  We’ve recently partnered with two Central Indiana organizations (Northside Mission Ministry of Second Presbyterian Church and United Way of Central Indiana) to identify the gaps among existing resources as a starting point to developing a solution in Washington Township and Hancock County. Emerging out of a strategic planning process with Northside Mission Ministries, we’ve begun to develop a Community Network Model that utilizes collective impact to mitigate hunger.

In both communities,we identified that those in need of food often have many other needs: transportation, housing, employment, medical help, better nutrition, and fresh foods, to name a few.  And in both initiatives, the organizations involved have resolved to do something to address the root causes of hunger.

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Posted by saviadmin on Apr 17, 2013

Indy’s Mass Transit Bill: Debated with Data

by Jay Colbert

Last week, the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee voted to delay House Bill 1011, which would allow voters in Hamilton and Marion counties to determine whether or not they want to increase taxes to build a regional transit system. This has been a hotly debated topic in the news from all sides, so I’m sure you have an opinion, too. I certainly do!

But my point is not to be yet another voice sharing his personal views. My point is to encourage you to make your decision on the topic based on data, as opposed to what’s being said in the media.

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