Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger

Hunger QOTD: David Nasby

Children enjoy a snack at an after-school program in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Fenton.

"America is the richest country in the world. And yet tonight, thousands of your neighbors will go to bed hungry. It may be your child's schoolmate who is undernourished and has difficulty learning on an empty stomach. Or it could be a co-worker, a working mother whose low-wage job doesn't make ends meet. Perhaps it's an elderly neighbor who has to make a decision whether to delay filling a prescription or buying groceries. The faces of hunger are as broad as the faces of America."

-David Nasby, retired vice president of the General Mills Foundation


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I am burdened with hunger issues, but wrestle with "Bread's" continued focus on encouraging maintaining programs to be the relief, and my fear that fiscal reality will force an alternate method. I find it hard to oppose Rep Ryan's budget proposal as a reality we must face for several years to recondition our fiscal health. I was struck by your words, especially "your neighbors...". Isn't it time to realize the focus should be "not my neighbor". Wondered the opinion of one whose perspective is a little different seat than the majority of published opinion on this site. Make no mistake, I look at this site daily to keep my focus on what is important. Luke 10.

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