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Feeding the hungry in Central PA

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Nov 4, 2011 8:23 PM

Radio Smart Talk for Monday, November 7:

It may be hard for some to believe that there are Americans who go to bed hungry every night.  But that's the reality.   Since the bottom fell out of the economy in 2008 and unemployment increased, there are even more people who don't have enough to eat.

The state Department of Agriculture estimates that one in 10 Pennsylvanians don't know where their next meal is coming from.  Pennsylvania has reported a 44% increase in the need for food assistance since 2008, with more than 1.36 million residents now eligible for the State Food Purchase Program.  More than 2 million residents do not have the money to buy enough food for themselves or their families.

On Monday's Radio Smart Talk, we'll look at hunger in Central Pennsylvania and what we all can do to help.

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