motherhood http://nhpr.org en Food Pantry Provides What Food Stamps Can't http://nhpr.org/post/food-pantry-provides-what-food-stamps-cant <p><a href="http://www.seacoastfamilyfoodpantry.org/" target="_blank">The Seacoast Family Food Pantry</a> began as the Ladies Humane Society in 1816 to assist families of fishermen. Now, it is still serving those in the community who need help. The pantry aids many families with children—and many elders. Jane is a widow living on a fixed income.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“There are a lot of things you can’t buy with food stamps, but down at the pantry, they cover just about everything that you would need in your household,” Jane said.</span></p><p></p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Production Intern 30160 at http://nhpr.org Food Pantry Provides What Food Stamps Can't One Girl Scout Troop May Meet Behind Bars, But The Lessons Will Go Far Beyond http://nhpr.org/post/one-girl-scout-troop-may-meet-behind-bars-lessons-will-go-far-beyond <div><p>Hear the phrase “Girl Scout meeting”, and you may think merit badges, social service projects – <a href="http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/how_to_buy.asp">cookies</a>, perhaps? Well, for a few girls in the Granite State, a scout meeting is one of the few times they get to see their incarcerated mothers. NHPR correspondent Melanie Plenda reported from Goffstown Womens’ Prison on the program, called <a href="http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/our_partners/initiatives/gsbb.asp">Girl Scouts Beyond Bars</a>.</p></div><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:48:44 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28694 at http://nhpr.org One Girl Scout Troop May Meet Behind Bars, But The Lessons Will Go Far Beyond Working Moms' Challenges: Paid Leave, Child Care http://nhpr.org/post/working-moms-challenges-paid-leave-child-care The past week's political firestorm in the presidential race focused on stay-at-home moms, but two-thirds of women with young children now work. Nearly half are their family's primary breadwinner. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:55:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 3242 at http://nhpr.org Working Moms' Challenges: Paid Leave, Child Care Three Wishes, Three Surprise Endings http://nhpr.org/post/three-wishes-three-surprise-endings <p>Author Pamela Ferdand talks about "Three Wishes," now out in paperback.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:23:05 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1358 at http://nhpr.org Three Wishes, Three Surprise Endings