To the Editor: With times so tough, more families are going hungry PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Roger A. Shope   
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 09:24
Even before the dramatic downturn in the economy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that the number of American children who experienced hunger at some point in 2007 "was up more than 50 percent from the year before."
This crisis has hit Ohio harder than other states, and our community is no exception. James M. Caldwell, president and CEO of Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank stated food "distribution has increased by 210,000 pounds since 2007, and the number of families and individuals served is up 10 to 12 percent, but food donations are down."
PROGRESS BG wants to help our community members suffering from hunger, so we recently had a food collection drive.
We are a group of community members from the Bowling Green area who have come together to help make change happen both locally and nationally.
Many of us volunteered for Obama's campaign, and we have been moved by the enthusiastic spirit his campaign inspired in our community across all ages, races, and genders.
We formed PROGRESS BG to continue working together.
Consider becoming involved. Better yet, consider joining PROGRESS BG.
We are collecting financial donations for the Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry. Our food drive just culminated on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the National Service Day.
Look for us on Facebook: Progress BG.
Roger A. Shope
Bowling Green

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