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Our View: Food bank, soup kitchen need our help

 

October 14, 2013



In recent weeks, there has been an uptick in the number of high-profile donations to the Havre Food Bank.

This is good news.

The number of people who use the food bank’s services is increasing.

The same is true with Feed My Sheep Soup Kitchen.

In coming weeks, food stamp allocations from President Obama’s Stimulus program will come to an end. That means some people will no longer be eligible for food stamps and others will be entitled to less in food stamp assistance.

That means, to be certain, more people will go to private services for help in feeding their families.

And that means the folks at the food bank and the soup kitchen will be stretched even thinner.

We are approaching the holiday season, meaning people tend to open up their hearts and their wallets.

Traditionally service clubs and school classes will help collect food for the food bank.

But there is little danger that the food bank or the soup kitchen will be swamped with too much food.

If you have a little bit of free time, volunteer with these great organizations.

If you have some spare money, cash is the best donation you can make to the food bank and soup kitchen.

If your group is looking for a way to help out the community, nothing is better than helping needy people with the thing they need the most — healthful food.

As the Christmas season begins, you won’t regret helping out the neediest in our society.

 

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