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Hunger in America is Changing

Hunger in America is Changing

Today, food insecurity rates in America are holding steady at the highest levels ever. With a strong economy and low[...]
How’s It Going? It’s All a Matter of How You See Things.

How’s It Going? It’s All a Matter of How You See Things.

The lead message in the “Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2018” conducted by the Federal Reserve[...]
Rock-a-Bye-Bye Paycheck.

Rock-a-Bye-Bye Paycheck.

Need daycare in Connecticut? If so, get ready to kiss a sizable chunk of your income goodbye. The Hartford Courant[...]
We Just Make the Grants. They Create Miracles.

We Just Make the Grants. They Create Miracles.

It ain’t easy being a nonprofit nowadays. Government funding is waning and donations from individuals have fallen off as well.[...]
Fewer Teachers. Bigger Gap Than You Think.

Fewer Teachers. Bigger Gap Than You Think.

Kids need teachers’ full support. Yet, researchers have estimated that, overall, K-12 schools in the US were about 110,000 teachers[...]
The ‘A’ in Affordable Housing Also Stands for ‘Absolutely Indispensable.’

The ‘A’ in Affordable Housing Also Stands for ‘Absolutely Indispensable.’

A recent two-part series in the Hartford Courant branded Connecticut, “a state with more separate — and unequal — housing[...]
374 Hands-Worth of Helping

374 Hands-Worth of Helping

June is Liberty Lends a Hand month at the bank. It’s our way of letting communities know that we don’t[...]
Where’s all the Affordable Housing?

Where’s all the Affordable Housing?

Fifty-eight percent of housing stock in Connecticut was built prior to 1969, according to the Partnership for Strong Communities. So[...]
Journey Home Has a New Home

Journey Home Has a New Home

Liberty Bank Foundation partner Journey Home received front-page coverage in the Hartford Courant for its inauguration of brand-new warehouse space[...]
When Less Really is Less

When Less Really is Less

This is now the longest period in US history without an increase in the federal minimum wage. It stands at[...]