Hunger at Thanksgiving. I heard from friends back in Marion that 1000 free meals were served yesterday from just one church for the holiday. Multiply this by the number of active churches, organizations, shelters, etc, and that is a pretty phenomenal number of meals for a town with a population of 35,000, in a county with a population of 66,000.
It is saddening that so many people need help — but I am glad there are so many people back in Marion who are helping out.
When I stopped at QFC this am, i bought one of their pre-packaged bags of groceries for the food bank. Something I intend to do every trip to the market from now on.