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ACTION ALERT!

6/23/2015

On September 30, the child nutrition bill will expire, and we need your help to convince Congress to get to work and make passing a strong child nutrition bill that invests in our nation's children a priority.
We need your voice to join the thousands of advocates calling Congress today as part of our Child Nutrition Reauthorization national call-in day.
Help us spur Congress to action and strengthen child nutrition programs by calling today and spreading the word to your local supporters and through social media.
Call Congress Today!
Calling Congress is easy. Here's how:
1. Just dial our toll free number, (888) 398-8702 and listen to the pre-recorded message.
2. Connect to your House member first and enter your zip code.
3. Once you are connected to your first Member of Congress, state that you are a constituent and give your name and the town you are calling from.
4. Let them know you are calling about Child Nutrition Reauthorization and deliver this important message:
I am your constituent and an [EMPLOYEE/SUPPORTER] of [INSERT FOOD BANK], and I'm calling about Child Nutrition Reauthorization. Too many kids in our community are not getting the food they need, particularly during the summer months when school is out. As my Member of Congress, you can do something about it. I urge you to pass a strong child nutrition bill that provides more options to get food to kids that need our help by providing flexibility in operating the Summer Food Service Program and streamlining program requirements for providers that operate both after school and summer meal programs.
Be sure to dial back in and speak with both of your senators as well.

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Recall: Natural Grocers brand Macadamia Nuts

6/11/2015

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, Colo., based natural grocery chain, is recalling additional lots of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia Nuts as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
This recall was initiated after being notified of positive Salmonella findings in product sampled by the FDA.
The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags with Natural Grocers label.
The product was distributed to Natural Grocers’ 97 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores at: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations



 

Recall: Macadamia Nuts

5/29/2015

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, Colo., based natural grocery chain, is recalling two lots of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia nuts as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
0000080657552 RAW MACADAMIA NUTS 10oz 15-041 and 15-056
The product was distributed to Natural Grocers’ 96 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores at: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations.



 

Recall: Dietary Supplement New Zealand Colostrum

5/19/2015

Natural Creations of Woodbine, IA is recalling a small quantity of Natural Creations New Zealand Colostrum because the label does not inform consumers that the product is milk-based. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk protein run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date. Natural Creations was notified of potential risk from contract manufacturer.
New Zealand Colostrum was distributed in AR, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, MI, MN, NC, ND, NE, NV, TX, VA, WY principally through retail stores. The product is packaged in a white plastic container containing 120 capsules. The affected lot numbers are 1112301 and 3102914. UPC code is 877730001016. Lot number located directly below the supplement box on the label.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm447054.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery



 

From the Center for People in Need...please share

5/12/2015

Dear Friends of the Center for People in Need,
We want to let you know that the Center is holding a special distribution this week to aid flood victims in Lincoln’s North and South Bottoms neighborhoods as they work to recover from the severe damage to their homes from last week’s storms. As friends of the Center, we know you have great compassion for others in need so we’d like to share with you ways you might be able to help.
Those in the North and South Bottoms can come to the Center for People in Need between 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday to receive recovery items.
Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, May 12) and Wednesday, the Center will be open from 7am to 7pm to accept donations. Individuals will be available to unload vehicles.
Specific items being sought include:
• Laundry Soap
• Fans
• Bottled Water and Soda
• Personal Care Items
• Bleach
• Other Disinfectants
• Plastic Totes
Those wishing to make a financial donation can make it via mail or online here. If writing a check, please put flood victims in the Memo line.
Thank you as always for any help you can provide.
Sincerely,
Executive Director
Center for People in Need



 
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