illustration by Cathy John
Though it’s not always easy to recognize, hunger is a reality for millions of Americans. The stigma and shame attached to this condition keeps it shuttered behind closed doors. The truth is that too many in this land of plenty go to bed wondering whether their families will have enough to eat tomorrow. An estimated 17 million American children will feel the pangs of food insecurity during the course of next year. The sick and the elderly are also among the most vulnerable. Listed below are some of the agencies working to alleviate this community crisis. In the spirit of the season, let’s all do our part to help our neighbors in need. Click on a logo for more information.