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26 June 2008 @ 02:07 pm
More Americans are going hungry  
Food banks see up to a 20 per cent increase in volume over 2007. Gardeners are asked to grow extra produce to feed the hungry and extra donations are needed.

http://www.secondharvest.org/ (you can use your zip code to locate the nearest chapter)

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/06/26/growing.xtra.ap/index.html

Second Harvest is one of my own favorite charities because I remember the years when I needed to make use of foodbanks. Salvation Army also helped me out more than once.

Think of the vegetarians if you donate actual canned goods at a drop off and put in some vegetarian friendly soups and protein sources.
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Mari Adkinsmariadkins on June 26th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
After my grandmother had to retire in 1981 due to her health, we always got the Lion's Club and Kiwanis Club baskets on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Lion's Club Christmas basket even came with toys and games.