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Letter: Hunger in America

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Letter to the Editor

I want action now. The TV says we have one in every six children are hungry or go to be hungry. 48 years ago I approved the food stamp program and parity for farmers. The TV showed me farmers dumping milk because the schools were closed and the needy children not getting this milk. Farmers had to euthanize baby animals because the slaughtering plants could not process the animals and/or no market for the meat, etc.

The parents of these hungry children have filled out government forms to verify they qualify for free or reduced meals. This is handled confidentially. I believe that our president declared this pandemic a national emergency, and warped speed to cut phony red tape. To me, I do not care if you call it food stamps, school lunch program, snick, Meals on Wheels, senior centers, WIC, etc. We need to notify the top 10 employees of USDA, Health and Human Services, Department of Education, and our governors and our president should be put on notice that if any one of their citizens die for lack of food (starvation), that each of them will be held accountable for negligent homicide in each case. Who is responsible? We are responsible. Get it done now.

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Fellow citizens have to waste gasoline lining up for food. Our government auditors should be able to verify to the food stamp division, if one or five students only get to attend school half days and vacation, our auditor must verify to the food stamp division and then the family automatically gets so many dollars worth of food stamps. Also, for any above-mentioned programs for the needy. So, why can't our federal and state officeholders make this work more completely effective for all our children and seniors? Get it done. Now.

Just thinking about our future.

Larry Marvin



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