I wrote a food-related piece for another blog (Last Chance Democracy Cafe), helping out a fellow blogger (he doubles as an attorney in real life).
I was asked to write two Thanksgiving-related pieces, and made one of them about food.
I pulled this paragraph from an article referenced in my blog entry.
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture's annual hunger survey released Wednesday showed that more than 35.5 million people in the United States were hungry in 2006. While that number was about the same as the previous year, heads of food banks and pantries say many more people are seeking their assistance."
Those of us with food get so much on our plates, while others don't have much or none. This isn't said to make you feel guilty for your Thanksgiving dinner you are about to plow into on Thursday. What it says to me is that we should think about this topic year-round, not just in late November.