Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nov. 24: Give a Bit From That Thanksgiving Feast

By Sylvia Gurinsky

Fifty million Americans - one-sixth of this country's population - worry about being able to feed their families.

That statistic, with the terrible name "food insecurity," was released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture just a week before Thanksgiving. Surely, the timing is no coincidence.

A little more than 48 hours from now, millions of Americans will be sitting down to lavish Thanksgiving meals.

It's not hard to give a thought - and some food - to those going without.

Martin Luther King Day and September 11 have already become national days of service. Thanksgiving can and should be counted as one, also.

Be thankful to those who will volunteer at food banks and community centers on Thursday (and beyond), and to those who give to ensure the operation of those facilities. And if you haven't already, please give your support.


Sunshine Statements will return next week. Happy Thanksgiving!

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