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Nearly a year after the riots spotlighted poverty in Los Angeles, anti-hunger advocates criticized government agencies on Thursday for continuing to slash services for the poor. "That is very troubling to me," said the Rev. Eugene L. Boutilier, a minister with the United Church of Christ and a longtime local advocate for the poor.
April 10, 1989 | JONATHAN PETERSON, Times Staff Writer
Merger mania, which has led to belt-tightening throughout the food industry, may be having an unexpected side effect: Food banks for the hungry are reporting an unusual drop in corporate donations. "I hate to be the only guy on the block crying wolf, but it has hurt us and it's going to continue to hurt us," said Philip R. Warth Jr., president of Second Harvest, the nation's largest charitable food organization. Since last year, the disruptive takeover craze has removed key food contributors, such as Safeway, from the scene in Southern California and made some managers more timid about supporting charitable efforts, according to hunger relief specialists.
March 6, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
More than 200 people turned out Sunday afternoon for a 6.2-mile walk to raise money to fight hunger. The walk started at Cal Lutheran University and was one of five held throughout the county to benefit CROP--Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. The Conejo Valley CROP walk is in its 22nd year. Proceeds will go to several organizations, including the Conejo Valley Meals on Wheels and Catholic Charities of Ventura County.
February 22, 1997 | COLL METCALFE
After 30 hours of consuming nothing but water and fruit juices, scores of Ventura County teens will break their fast tonight as part of the World Vision 30 Hour Famine. The event, sponsored by the Christian humanitarian organization World Vision, involved more than 500,000 teens nationwide. The teens began their fast at 1 p.m. Friday and will end at 7 p.m. today.
March 8, 1997 | DAWN HOBBS
Communities across Ventura County are participating in walks Sunday to combat hunger throughout the world. Camarillo, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard/Port Hueneme, Santa Paula and Ventura will all hold 10-kilometer CROP Walks this weekend, while the Conejo Valley walk is scheduled for March 16. Last year, the seven events raised $74,150. This is the 20th year the county has taken part in the CROP (Communities Reaching Out to People) fund-raisers, which are held nationwide.
January 8, 2011
FIGHT HUNGER BOWL BOSTON COLLEGE (7-5) VS. NEVADA (12-1) When: Sunday. Where: San Francisco. Time: 6 p.m. TV: ESPN. About Boston College : After a 2-5 start, the Eagles closed the season with five consecutive victories to earn a spot in a bowl game for the 12th consecutive season. Boston College's offense never really came around this season, although Montel Harris led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 1,242 yards rushing, but the Eagles' run defense ranks No. 1 nationally and gives up an average of 80.2 yards rushing per game.
February 18, 1998 | TROY HEIE
Thousands of Ventura County residents are expected to hit the streets March 8 for the 21st annual Crop Walk to fight hunger worldwide. Last year, nearly 1,500 county residents raised a total of $86,000, with $21,500 staying in the region to go toward Food Share shelters, community pantries and other local hunger programs, said Crop Walk coordinators Cloene Marson of Oxnard and Judy Alexandre of Ventura.
November 25, 1996 | JULIE TAMAKI
More than 200 people hit the streets of Sherman Oaks on Sunday afternoon to help fight hunger in the San Fernando Valley and throughout the world. Walkers from about 36 churches participated in CROP Walk '96. CROP stands for Communities Reaching Out to People. The group raised more than $17,000. The walk, held annually at 2,000 locations nationwide, is organized by Church World Services, a New York-based group that raises funds for hunger relief.
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