Hurricane Season To Exacerbate Food Insecurity

June 1 marked the official start of hurricane season. When hurricanes hit they can demolish homes, devastate communities and displace people. In most cases electricity is cut, and keeping food fresh is impossible. Food insecurity is a significant dilemma that always emanates in the event of a disaster like a hurricane. An estimated seven million…

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May Beyond Belief Network Roundup!

We just finished rounding up reports from BBN volunteer teams for the month of May — including what teams reported for Secular Week of Action! Let’s check it out…

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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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Final numbers are in for Secular Week of Action!

We just finished our final report on Secular Week of Action, which happened earlier this month. We surveyed as many teams as possible to ascertain their collective impact. While not everyone responded (and there have been events not formally registered on the SWoA site), here’s what we can tell you: Volunteer teams registered 59 events…

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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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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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Foundation Beyond Belief is turning 12 this month!

Foundation Beyond Belief: Humanism at Work for Food Security

  We have a big birthday wish — but as humanists, we know that to make it come true, we can’t just make wishes. We have to get to work. So for our 12th birthday, we’re wishing and working for a world without hunger. We’ve just launched a brand new Beyond Belief Network Food Security…

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Announcing the Beyond Belief Network Food Security Project!

FBB is thrilled to announce the launch of the pilot program for our brand-new Beyond Belief Network Food Security Project. We’re inviting five powerhouse Beyond Belief Network (BBN) volunteer teams involved in food distribution and giveaway operations to receive monthly grants supporting their work: Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless Atheists United Atheist Community of Polk…

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March Beyond Belief Network Roundup & Recognitions!

We just finished rounding what teams in the Beyond Belief Network (BBN) did to “spring” into humanist action in March! First off: a big warm welcome to new team Southeastern Virginia Atheists, Skeptics, & Humanists (SEVASH)! SEVASH describes themselves as “an informal social group that promotes fellowship and networking through social and community building activities.” We’re…

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