Our country is upside down and inside out! Juxtapose the strong opposition to social welfare with rampant corporate welfare for starters. The government gives billions in agricultural subsidies to huge corporations like Monsanto, but cuts food stamp programs that effect children. There are 50 million “food insecure” people in our country—people who do not know where their next meal is coming from–and that is shameful.
I saw a film this weekend that was a real eye-opener—“A Place At the Table” is a documentary that sheds a light on hunger in America, its close link to obesity and why poverty is the underlying issue that needs addressing. It’s in the theaters and you can also rent it on Amazon.com
While faith communities have done a good job of feeding the poor, charity is not what will end hunger. Fair pay for a day’s work will feed the soul of a man…
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