Hospital admissions for hypoglycemia are 27 percent higher in the last week of the month. This appears to be related to people with diabetes who are low-income and running out of funds for food by the end of the month. Our Access to Healthy Food Initiative aims to help low-income people, including those with diabetes, get access to the nutritious foods they need to lead a healthy life.
United Way of Central Maryland is changing the odds for central Maryland families and communities.
Source: Published Research by University of California, San Francisco’s Department of Medicine
If it weren’t for 2-1-1, Melanie might be facing foreclosure and fighting drug addiction right now. But thanks to the referrals that 2-1-1 Maryland at United Way of Central Maryland provided, she is headed in the right direction to get her life back on track.
Do I need to remind you that tax season is here? Probably not.
Thankfully, many of us have tax advantages that lessen the pain . . . such as itemizing our deductions, deferring income through 401(K) programs and enjoying favorable tax rates on capital gains.
But for low- and moderate income workers – whose families survive paycheck to paycheck – these tax advantages usually don’t apply. As the nation grapples with raising the minimum wage, there is a successful program that’s proven to reduce income inequality for low-income workers: the Earned Income Tax Credit.
It’s our country’s largest and least well-known anti-poverty program – and it rewards work.
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