Tis the season to go hungry

According to Second Harvest, one of America's largest hunger relief organizations, more than a third of low income households are eating less or skipping meals because they have no money to buy food.

"We've never seen anything like this,' says Vicki Escarra, the group's president. 'We're seeing more people come (to food banks) who've never come before.'

The group surveyed 450 low-income households. The findings are part of a growing body of research that suggest hunger is worsening in the USA:

The number of people receiving food stamps jumped from 26.9 million in September 2007 to a record 31.6 million in September 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture."

Read the full article in USA Today here.

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An excellent charity; highly rated by Charity Navigator. And very appropriate for this season.
Phillip Cato

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