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Letter: All it takes is will to act to solve childhood hunger

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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:30 am

Sometimes it seems like our country has fundamentally changed, especially when it comes to solving problems that are easily solvable. A good example is the problem of childhood hunger.

A generation ago, way back in 1968, CBS broadcast the documentary, “Hunger in America.” The result? Switchboards in congressional members’ offices were overwhelmed with calls from ordinary Americans expressing outrage at the fact that in the wealthiest country on the planet, kids were still going hungry.

Today? Not so much outrage. Even though one out of every five children in the U.S. is at risk of going hungry and in Arizona, that statistic is even worse — one out of every four kids.

We can solve childhood hunger. Countless charities already working on it, as well as fantastic government programs, all designed to help children eat well and enough. All it takes is the will to act.

Alice Visocchi


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