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I'm a food pantry worker

Working in a food pantry has been an eye-opener for me to see and serve the poor in my area. People living with food insecurity as one in five of our nation's children do, is a very sad commentary on the state of our seemingly prosperous nation. The people we serve are mostly all employed in minimum wage jobs that have no benefits. They can't get enough hours to make enough money and often take on second jobs, also at minimum wage. The children really suffer as you cannot learn well when you're hungry. It must be kept in mind that the wealthy are increasing their income by leaps and bounds while the hungry struggle more and more. We can be a caring society and we must.
—KathrynNY
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