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National Movement to Stamp out Hunger

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– Southern Oregon residents can help combat hunger right now without ever leaving their homes.

Every resident should have received a special bag inside their mailboxes by Thursday. It is all part of the 22nd Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive .

Everyone is asked to fill those bags with non-perishable food items and then place them by their mailbox. All the donations will go to ACCESS food banks in each county. Mail carriers will then pick up the bags during their routes on Saturday.

For more on the national effort, click here.

 

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  1. Jimmy Zelski says:

    When I was a kid most people were of average size. In this day and age of rampant obesity, I don’t see where all this “hunger” is. I have seen it in Peru, Mexico, Guatemala and other third world countries where many people not only are hungry, but are living in mud-walled huts with corrugated tin roofs with no plumbing or electricity. But in the U.S.? Nope. What I’ve seen in the U.S. is people on Section 8 or going to food banks who have 50″ flat screen TVs and the latest smart phones (both of which I don’t even have). I have yet to see an emaciated person in the U.S. due to lack of food, unless it’s caused by drug addiction. What we call “poor” in the U.S. would be considered rich in many third world nations. It’s shameful.

    Am I missing something? If so, someone please point it out. Not just with words, but with verifiable sources. I would love to be wrong about this. Until then, my charity is going elsewhere.

  2. Calliope says:

    People in the US are so fat because the food they eat is basically garbage with no nutritional value. Highly processed ‘food’, GMO tainted crops and mono-culture farming has depleted viable nutrients of most of the food grown in this country. People *are* literally starving, even though they are obese, due to farming and food manufacturing practices that cater to the greed and propaganda of multi-national corporations.

    I have a Masters Degree in nutrition and have studied this insane phenomenon for years. The state of our food is appalling. Europe and many other countries have banned many GMOs, and all require labeling for those few allowed. What does that tell you?

    If you don’t want to believe me, do your own research…Google is your friend.

    1. Jimmy Zelski says:

      So, Calliope, lets assume you are 100% correct. In that case what ‘hungry’ people really need is an education on making better food choices instead of free highly-processed ‘food’ donated to them via a national campaign to “stamp out hunger.” By the way, I have a typical American diet where I don’t go out of my way to avoid processed food or GMOs, yet I’m not overweight. I’ve always thought it was because I’m an avid cyclist and don’t eat enough for three people, but maybe I’m just lucky.

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