Hunger in America

‘One in eight people in America Struggle With Hunger’

‘Sixteen Million Households In America Face Hunger’

‘There are more than 42 million people in the United States who struggle with hunger and more than 70 billion pounds of food from manufacturers, growers, and retailers that go to waste-more than enough to feed them all.’   According to Outnumber Hunger

Many of our schools have gone to providing both breakfast and lunch to their students.

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Many of these same schools have breakfast and lunch programs for the summer recess, due to the sad fact that their students would not eat during these months…if the schools did not provide the food.

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Wednesday, Mary Jane and I delivered Meals on Wheels.  The precious people that receive these vital lunches…are so grateful for them.  Everyone that I delivered…the recipient thanked me…often numerous times.

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How is it that one of the richest and most prosperous countries in the world…has rampant hunger and deprivation?

Is this the free market system in all of it’s glory?

Is this the pristine example of trickle down economics.

Would this be God blessing the rich…and the poor and destitute are somehow not making the Biblical Standard for Economic Prosperity?

‘And when Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.  And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.  But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.  And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.  He said, Bring them hither to me.  And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and two fishes,and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the the disciples to the multitude.  And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.  And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.’   Matthew 14:14-21   KJV

You may be attending church with an individual or a family that is hungry.  Many people who have known nothing but taking care of themselves and their families’ needs… are often to proud to admit their suffering.

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Southern Illinois University, recently, started a food pantry for needy students.  I know from my thirty two years with the School..that many students are hungry.  They simply do not have the money to pay for all of their expenses… and eat.

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Our President promises that he is going to address the substantial needs of the working and middle class…that has often been forgotten.  He told us that he is going to bring jobs back to our country.  He is going to give us health care that is the best ever…at a fraction of the cost.

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If the Affordable Care Act is repealed…32 million Americans will loose their health insurance.

He is going to insist on ‘America First’ in manufacturing…and yet his daughters’ businesses sell…exclusively…clothing made overseas.

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John McCain, a war hero and a statesman, has brain cancer.  A man who serves the Constitution and his Country before blind party loyalty.

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Heaven help us…when he is gone!

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