Restoring our Community

I manage a food ministry in Saint Louis City. The majority of people who come to thePantry are working people. They may live on fixed income, or they may have as manyas three jobs to work full time. Even then, those ends don’t meet. There is no overtimeor sick pay and most work for less […]

Work must be an escape from poverty, not another version of it.

by Ruth Ehresman A Place at the TableWhen I was a child, Labor Day shut the door on summer vacation. But I also remember it as aday that was important to my Dad. His first paying job as a teen was in the shoe factory in oursmall town. When it closed in 1959, he found […]