10 Things You Can Do to Help the Hungry


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Recognize the Face of Hunger

Hunger doesn't just affect the small children you see on TV commercials. It could be your neighbor, a co-worker, or even a friend.
Hunger doesn't just affect the small children you see on TV commercials. It could be your neighbor, a co-worker, or even a friend.
AP Photo/Obed Zilwa

There are more hungry people than you may realize, and no community is immune. From the elderly on fixed incomes to families struggling with downsizing and prolonged unemployment, hunger has moved into upscale neighborhoods, into the suburbs and probably to a location near you. Fresh produce from your garden, canned food from your pantry, and your loose change can all help families like yours stay afloat. It's easy to begin to feel you've given enough, especially when the cost of everything seems to be going up. When there's another food drive at work or you have an opportunity to volunteer -- again, stay open to the idea of sharing. Your contributions are need now more than ever.