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Hunger in America.

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Empty Stockings

bacon, the gateway meatThe numbers are staggering.

According to the U.S. Depratment of Agriculture's recent report over 49 million Americans don't have enough to eat, and over 17 million of them are children. That's an increase of over 35% since last year.

This isn't some distant country below the equator we're talking about, these are your countrymen, perhaps citizens of your city, maybe even your neighbors.

Food banks used to take up this kind of slack but contributions, mostly from large corporations, aren't keeping up the pace due to the severity of  the Bush recession.

So it's back to us, the people, to help feed one another until the crisis passes. It's one of those "socialist" ideas that work as long as everyone chips in. So click here to visit the Second Harvest/Feeding America web site and locate a food bank near you. Every little contribution helps.

And thank you.


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