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Friday, February 15, 2013

Feeding America

Kudos to the Savannah Guthrie on "The Today Show" and her effort to raise awareness on America's hunger problem. Yes, we have a weight or obesity problem, but this country's inability to feed all of its citizens is shameful, and it's nice to see someone step up to try to fight it, or fix it.

Locally, in Oakland County, we have several groups, including Gleaners, and I am happy to help spread the word and the money to make sure people have enough to eat.

And for all the small business owners, and supporters fighting minimum wage increases, I love shopping at small businesses, but I also like Target and Meijer because I know that they try to be good for employees. People I've known who work for them appreciate the jobs and wages and benefits they provide.

Families should not have a parent or parents who work full time and cannot afford food. We are not a third world country. Now, the state needs to watch where its money goes, but cutting food stamps or bridge cards is a tricky business, and unemployment benefits being such a political football is disheartening.

So thanks for one outlet asking for the public to help. And just as locally grown food is best, you can always help local agencies that provide food for families who need help. You never know when it could be you. We learned that in the summer of 2008.

Still miss Ann Curry, though.


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