Thanksgiving is America’s time to gather with friends and family to share a delicious feast. It involves giving thanks for having enough food to eat and having people with whom one can share love, reflections and good company.
One would think that in a country of such enormous abundance and wealth that everyone would be able to share and enjoy plenty on this national holiday. But according to these statistics, nearly one out of every six American families have had trouble getting enough food in recent years. While we can certainly attribute this fact to the recent economic downturn and rising unemployment, this study showed that even before the recession began, more than two-thirds of families with children who were defined as “food insecure” under federal guidelines contained one or more full-time workers.
LPF offers the following free online resources to raise awareness of and take action to end hunger in America, and throughout the world:
Hunger Awareness Meal– This experiential meal illuminates hunger and poverty in the world.
ELCA Advocacy is another source of good information on advocacy for hunger.
This Thanksgiving, LPF is thankful as ever to you, our supporters. We give thanks for God and for you!