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Letter: Work to end hunger in America

By Willie Dickerson, SNOHOMISH
Published: June 2, 2018, 6:00am

Amazing caring effort: collecting 73 tons of food for the hungry. (“Food drive gets more than 73 tons,” May 27, The Columbian).

Sad thing: That doesn’t even come close to helping even half of the hungry in our country.

Worse: The current farm bill proposed in the House would create even more hunger by cutting the one public program, SNAP, that really makes a dent in hunger. Most people on SNAP are working, if able, and for most, it is a temporary situation that puts food on the table in times of emergency. So take another step to “Stamp Out Hunger” and call on Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler to vote against this bill, and instead to work on ending hunger in our country.

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