Anti-Homeless Laws Across the U.S. Criminalize Survival

U.S. cities with a high number of people without housing keep passing new laws to push unhoused people out of view. Camping is often banned, as well as sleeping in public and living in vehicles. People are routinely evicted from encampments, many losing their belongings. Government restriction of these essential, life-sustaining activities criminalizes the very…

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Meet the teams in our Food Security Project

Last month, FBB launched a brand new Food Security Project to fight hunger by supporting volunteer teams involved in food distribution. In the pilot phase, five teams are receiving monthly grants to help fill holes in their stocks; make special purchases to meet the needs of their beneficiaries; or build infrastructure to allow their program…

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Tired backs, soaring hearts: chatting with food security volunteers

Food insecurity is a tough crisis to face. What keeps front-line volunteers going? What can concerned people do, and why should they do it? And just how worth it is it, really? To answer some of these questions, we’re interviewing members of the five rockstar Beyond Belief Network teams we just tagged to receive grants…

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It’s our birthday. Let’s pass the celebration forward.

We just turned 12 today. We’ve got more than a dozen reasons to celebrate, but there’s one we’d like to focus on today: One person. There is one person whose life you can impact right now. A stranger you’ll never meet, who isn’t sure if they can feed themselves or their family today. Someone who…

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Beyond Belief Network Roundup and Recognitions!

We just finished rounding up reports from our volunteer teams for the month of April! Humanists and other compassionate people in our network held 31 events — 711 volunteer hours total!   Recognitions First off: welcome back Atheists of Florida! This Tampa Bay area team jumped back into the game during Secular Week of Action…

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Food Insecurity Rising Rapidly: Who Is Being Affected?

Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food to live an active, healthy lifestyle. It might mean that sometimes you have enough food and sometimes you have healthy food but rarely do you have enough healthy food. Food insecurity is at the worst…

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