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HUNGER: Donate to food banks

Letter by Aaron Charles Murphy, Lakewood on May 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 3 Comments »
May 25, 2010 9:25 am

Hunger is a serious topic all over the world, and many people die from it every day. Research says that 14 percent of the world goes hungry every day. That’s about 49 million people without food to eat. Most people can’t even wrap their head around that big of a number, so to give you an idea, combine the populations of Washington, Oregon, California, Utah and Idaho. That’s a lot of people!

Research also shows that 37 million people in the United States, including 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors, rely on help from organizations like Food Connection. One day some of those 49 million people could be you someone you know, someone in your family or someone you love.

Don’t forget to donate money to Northwest Harvest because they have a greater buying power. This means the amount of money you use to feed one family they have such great buying power that the same amount of money could buy enough food to feed five families.

Hopefully by reading this letter you find it in your heart to give to your local food banks to help the hungry people of America.

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