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The Do Gooders Podcast

Sep 25, 2023

Did you know in the last three years, the demand for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has skyrocketed? In 2022, one in eight Americans — or more than 41 million people — received SNAP benefits.

Those benefits were expanded in the early days of the pandemic, as the country faced unprecedented...

Sep 18, 2023

We’re kicking off our state of the issues series today with the state of hunger.

According to the USDA, more than 34 million people, including 9 million children, today in the United States are food insecure. 

Across the country, The Salvation Army operates more than 1,500 food pantries, and annually serves more than...

Sep 11, 2023

Just a year ago, if you would’ve asked the experts where the U.S. was headed, they were certain of one thing: the country was beelining toward a recession. 

In fact, a Bloomberg economic model said the odds of a U.S. recession in 2023 were 100 percent. Not 99 percent. There was no possible chance an economic slowdown...

Aug 7, 2023

As the saying goes, the mind is a terrible thing to waste. 

That's the ethos Major Terry Masango lives by, and it's paid off as he recently received a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership.

Dr. Masango was raised in Zimbabwe and now as a Salvation Army officer, or pastor, he serves in the Seattle area as the...

Jul 31, 2023

Before and after.

Before 2020, the idea of closed borders, lockdowns, face masks, social distancing, and testing weren’t a thing.

After, we’ve experienced the real toll, the disruption, the unknown that the pandemic brought.

It was a crisis of a generation, and it changed the world on a global scale. Mental...