Too many appeals to support food pantries come across like those ASPCA ads with the skinny big-eyed dogs and cats; but this isn't about pity, it's about justice. The video shows Long Island Food Not Bombs arranging to feed and clothe its community on the day before Thanksgiving. What's so great about it is that it isn't sullied by condescension: everyone is helping everyone else.
The Nonprofiteer thinks this should serve as an example to the members of Congress who cut Food Stamps in the fall and are now readying an agriculture bill which maintains subsidies enabling agribusinesses not to grow food while eliminating food support for families and individuals.
Doubtless there's a community group in your neighborhood fighting the good fight to keep people fed, clothed and sheltered, and doubtless it could use your help in these last days of the old year. And in the first days of the new, as well.
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