Community Action Association of Alabama

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How back-to-school during the pandemic has highlighted food disparities, access issues and more as the USDA extends free lunch.


1 in 10 Americans are struggling to afford enough food amid the pandemic


We spent months photographing dozens of families across the country to understand what food insecurity looks like today.


As companies reconsider their long-term need to have employees on site, low-wage workers depending on office-based businesses stand to lose the most.


The economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic has more Americans turning to food banks and charity for help feeding their families.


Nationwide the need for aid at food banks and pantries has surged amid worst unemployment rate in modern times


Fresh produce provides essential nutrients to Greater Boston’s most vulnerable populations during the pandemic. More than 1,000 bags of groceries are packed and delivered every day from the YMCA of Greater Boston’s Hunger Prevention prep site. (Maria Venegas)By Hannah Denham and Hannah DenhamBus...


Policymakers must focus on improving the jobs-housing fit—or connecting jobs with affordable housing—which is essential for working families and for the economy.


The debate about the safety net turns mostly on politics and not science. But we must listen to the evidence, or millions of Americans will needlessly suffer.


FLORENCE — Community Action Northwest Alabama is helping schools stay safe by providing thermometers for their required daily temperature checks.


Without federal intervention, housing experts and advocates warn of an unprecedented wave of evictions in the coming months.


Shelby Acton graduated this spring from high school in Somerset, Kentucky, and plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University in the fall. It wasn’t a simple


Without a new stimulus and extended unemployment and SNAP benefits, millions of Americans will fall into poverty in 2020, an Urban Institute study finds.


The two issues are linked, but during the coronavirus pandemic the relationship is not always simple.


Millions of Americans are at risk of getting kicked out of their homes as eviction protections expire and unemployment benefits drop.


A new report says full-time minimum wage workers cannot afford a two-bedroom rental anywhere in the U.S. and cannot afford a one-bedroom rental in 95 percent of U.S. counties.


CAANEAL is best known for its utility assistance, but it also helps with rent and food assistance for those who qualify.


The poorest towns in each state typically have median household income tens of thousands below the rest of the state.


As a second coronavirus wave threatens America, millions are stranded without health insurance after losing their jobs when the disease first hit.


Without reducing poverty—and more specifically, income inequality—as well as racial bias and rolling back harsh sentences for certain crimes, the United States will not meaningfully reduce its prison population.


Since February, 26% of Americans report they or a member of their household have gone without meals or relied on charities or government programs to obtain groceries. Here's a look at why that may be happening and the resources available for those in need.


African-American households are still disproportionately reliant on low-wage labour, and under-represented in business and equity ownership


The US’s brutal fault lines – of race, partisanship, gender, poverty and misinformation – rendered it ill-prepared to meet the challenges of Covid-19


In a moment of crisis for food insecure families, we must expand and make more flexible this essential safety net to ensure low-income individuals can access fresh, healthy food safely.


As the unemployment rate skyrockets and over 20 million are out of work, some are slipping through the giant holes in the U.S. safety net.

The Great American Divide:  The coronavirus crisis has underscored our enduring inequalities in race, wealth and health....

The Great American Divide: The coronavirus crisis has underscored our enduring inequalities in race, wealth and health.

The New York Times

The coronavirus crisis has underscored our enduring inequalities in race, wealth and health.


Researchers suggest the poverty rate may reach the highest levels in half a century, hitting African-Americans and children hardest.


When Community Action of Northwest Alabama needed volunteers for delivering Meals on Wheels, area deputies answered the call.


Member Spotlight: The Community Action Northwest Alabama serves the Franklin, Colbert and Lauderdale communities through housing, parenting, GED, Meals on Wheels programs and more.

Thank you for serving with compassion and for in Alabama.


As demand at food banks has surged, donations from local grocers and supermarkets have plummeted.


With coronavirus-related job losses, many workers are reluctantly seeking charity and unemployment benefits for the first time in their lives.


We’ve become so accustomed to having these people work to make our lives easier that we rarely talk about them.


Alberto Mendoza figures he can make it a couple of weeks on unemployment benefits before starting to decide which bills won't get paid. The 26-year-old father of three lost his job training cooks when all the local restaurants started closing their doors and laying off staff.

JCCEO in Birmingham suspends operations after staff member tests positive for COVID-19.

JCCEO in Birmingham suspends operations after staff member tests positive for COVID-19.

An official for the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO) says an employee at the Festival Head Start Center has tested positive for COVID-19.


The coronavirus has hit restaurants, hotel and gig workers hard, and many of these workers are finding out they don’t even qualify for unemployment insurance.


Meals on Wheels & More, a program that delivers about 300 hot meals each weekday to the elderly and homebound in Morgan County, issued a call for volunteers.


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BHA Community Day! Come out and have some fun and get some valuable information!!
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One more thing...join Interim Director Arlene Parker Goldson and our friends at the Community Action Association of Alabama for a "Town Hall Meeting: Social Determinants of Health", 5/20, 9 a.m. Registration is still open. Grab your ticket tonight!
So excited to have Head Start classes in North Alabama join Dr. Yum’s Preschool Food Adventure thanks to the Community Action Association of Alabama!!!
Headed to the for day 3 of the Community Action Association of Alabama 2019 Annual May Conference. 💯💪💯 As part of the conference we will explore the Civil Rights District of our host city, Birmingham, Alabama. This educational tour will provide a meaningful dialogue and a “cultural and educational experience that promotes a comprehensive understanding for the civil rights development in Birmingham.
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What a GREAT day 3 of our Community Action Association of Alabama 2019 Annual May Conference that we will never forget! Today was Community Action Day at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Historic 16th Street Baptist Church . What a blessing to experience today, we are so thankful and honored to be your Community Action Agency of Jefferson County Alabama. Swipe 👉 to view. 💪💯❤🙏

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