WE ARE MORE ALIVE WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE CONSCIOUS OF OUR TREASURES. I think that is a quote from Thornton Wilder.
I’m thinking of that Norman Rockwell Cover of the family with a big fat turkey on the table. I’m going to enjoy Thanksgiving at my son’s house in Valley Springs. As a family we always count our blessings and give thanks for what we have. And we will have that fat turkey at our table. People are generous at Thanksgiving and Christmas; Americans are very giving in general.
Hunger in America is very high this year. People are hungry all year-long, not just over the holidays. I’m told by church members that food boxes at Thanksgiving cannot supply enough turkeys for every family in need this year in both counties, Tuolumne and Calaveras. I hope you dig deep and can help out in your community.
With all the talk, (if they haven’t already done it,) about cutting food stamps, here is how the food stamp program works. It is a debit card and can’t be used for anything but food. It provides $7 a day. Remember that a half-gallon of milk is $3.50. Seven dollars does not go very far. The link below has information about the food stamp program, how it works, the myths and facts about people who use food stamps and so on.
Here from my Friend Dominic Torchia is a somewhat personal perspective:
2. Grossly underfunded.
3. Insufficient benefits for the millions of poverty stricken Americans.