January 21, 2020

A time to end hunger

What shocking news: 33.6 million people are on the poverty line. And there could be more as more people lose their jobs.

Some people say there is no poverty or hunger in Maine; in Africa or Russia, but not here. As a key volunteer with the Maine Ending Hunger Now Campaign and a volunteer with Southern Kennebec County Habitat for Humanity, I know it exists.

Check the local food banks, soup kitchens, and shelters like I do. Watch the news, see the people with no homes….

Maine Ending Hunger Now is working toward ending hunger now. It does so by helping people end their own hunger by giving grants to groups that help people with hunger. During fund-raising week, Nov. 22-Dec. 1, Maine Ending Hunger Now Campaign gives grants to local gorups such as food banks, soup kitchens, groups that teach people to read and shelters….

So, please won’t you join hand in hand with me during Maine Ending Hunger Now Campaign during the week of Nov. 22-Dec. 1. We can and will end hunger by the year 2000 if we all do our share. Estelle Hamill Augusta

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