At this time of year, let's not forget those who aren't blessed with the resources to provide sufficient food for their families. There's no time like the holidays to
remember people in need. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and Forgotten Harvest could use your help, fellow Michiganders, and so could the following:
There are many other agencies, some local, some religious, some advocating political solutions, that help to distribute food to the hungry. Food banks are increasingly strained as the rich get richer and the poor--including the working poor--grow in number and find themselves increasingly at risk for food insecurity (defined by the USDA as "limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or limited and uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways"). In 2002, the USDA found 34.9 million Americans food insecure, a number we know has risen. Many of these are children.
Please consider making a donation to agencies that help the hungry. Remember--many of those who wonder where their next meal is coming from work hard, yet can't make enough money at minimum wage to ensure an adequate food supply for their families.