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Letter: Addressing the problem of food insecurity

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Sixteen million kids—or one in five—don’t get enough to eat or struggle with hunger.

One in five. This is a statistically staggering and disturbing thought, especially in a country with such abundance and resources.  

Being the caring and conscientious community Gloucester is, several faith-based and community groups are currently addressing food insecurity and childhood hunger through weekend backpack and snack programs in our schools. Currently 305 children are provided food each Friday to help provide sustenance through the weekend. This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  

Please take time to read the Spotlight on Hope feature article on page 7A of this week’s issue of the Gazette-Journal. Want to join this worthy effort? Donate to the weekend snack ...

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