We must all work together to feed poor

first_imgLuckily, the Schenectady County Health and Equitable Food Action Plan provides an incredible blueprint for how we can work together to alleviate food insecurity.We have already had initial conversations with Trinity Reformed and Bellevue Reformed’s Little Food Pantry, but much more coordination of services can be done, both locally and with larger Schenectady County entities like Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM) and Concerned for the Hungry’s Food Providers Network.As we journey into a new year together, I pray everyone in our community will consider new ways to partner and strengthen our efforts to feed our hungry neighbors.Rev. Dustin G. WrightSchenectadyThe writer is pastor of the Messiah Lutheran Church.More from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30% All too often we think of food insecurity as only something affecting rural and urban areas. Yet the face of hunger in America is quickly changing.In Rotterdam’s Mohonasen school district, for instance, about a third of students now receive free or reduced-cost lunches from the National School Lunch Program.In response to this need, we at Messiah Lutheran Church in Rotterdam opened the Bread of Life Food Pantry a bit over two years ago on Oct. 4, 2015.This ministry quickly grew to operate twice a month, serving roughly 130 meals in that time. Plans to expand our hours and facilities, as well as to provide skills building services like cooking classes or public speaking classes, are also in the works.Over the last two years, however, we realized that no individual congregation or organization can tackle the issue of food security in Rotterdam and other nearby communities alone. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Wenger Worried Brexit May Change Status of Premier League

first_imgArsene Wenger fears Brexit may rob the Premier League it top place amongst European leagues LaLiga, the Bundesliga and Serie Acould overtake the Premier League in commercial and economic terms if they are able to purchase the top foreign players, with the UK due to leave the EU at the end of 2021 – and Wenger is fascinated to see how it will play out.“Certainly, subconsciously maybe for some people, it [Brexit] was to regain some sovereignty of their own destiny. And football is completely the reverse,’ Wenger told UK’s The Mirroryesterday.“How will that change? That will depend now on how Brexit will be applied to football.“I’ve asked many people, nobody knows. Will people inside Europe be considered as foreign players who cannot play in the English Premier League? I don’t know.”As of now, it is unclear how or if Brexit will drastically change the accessibility of foreign players to play in the UK.Yet Wenger, who still lives in London, warned that with restrictive regulations on the movement of people, it could be a blow to the Premier League’s worldwide brand as the best league in the world.“But if the rules are restrictive, they will kill the superiority of the Premier League.“Because today the Premier League depends on worldwide exposure, with the best players and worldwide ownership with multi-billion owners from around the world.”Meanwhile, the 70-year-old ruled himself outof the running to become Arsenal chairman over the weekend.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Rules out taking over Arsenal as ChairmanArsene Wenger is concerned about how Brexitcould change the reputation and stature of the Premier League worldwide.The former Arsenalmanager, 70, who now has a role at FIFA as their chief of global football development, believes the influx of foreign players in English football could be in doubt, depending on the terms of how the UK leaves the European Union.last_img read more

Man drowns on Isla Mujeres beach

first_imgHe was dragged out by the currents and drowned. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo confirmed the death of 34-year-old Abirán M.I. from the State of Mexico. Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — After a family day of food and beverages, a tourist to Isla Mujeres lost his life due to drowning. center_img According to the police report, the man was vacationing with his wife and daughters when the accident occurred. The family were enjoying the day on a public beach when the man, who apparently had consumed alcoholic beverages, went swimming past the marked safety buoys. last_img