Let’s give the gift of hunger relief

Volunteers talk people waiting in a long line during the annual Strike Out Hunger Food & Turkey Giveaway sponsored by The Long Foundation and Farmshare held at the Alachua County Fairgrounds, in Gainesville Fla., Nov. 10, 2020. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

If you’re still wrestling and wrangling with leftovers from Thanksgiving, consider yourself fortunate.

This is the time of year when the grocery stores are humming, and recipes for holiday treats zing back and forth across social media. 

We sing songs about food; entire TV specials are devoted to it. But recently, a stunning photo showing lines of motorists in Texas waiting for hours to receive food ricocheted around the world.

The sight of so many vehicles was almost biblical in scale, a shocking and stark reminder that not all is well in many parts of America.

An estimated 50 million citizens are struggling with food insecurity.

But we don’t have to look to Texas to see hunger. While many of us are stressing over how we’ll celebrate the holidays, some of our neighbors are just trying to keep their grandchildren’s stomachs from growling. In Cleveland, there are news reports that an estimated 400,000 people have received food donations this year. The city’s population is 381,000.

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