Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Urgent food shortage

Dear MoveOn member, 

"I'm sure we're going to run out of food today, before we serve all the people that are in line."

That's Mary-Sharon Howland, director of a food bank near New Orleans.1 But the same problem is plaguing food banks and soup kitchens across America. This winter, a record 49 million Americans are going hungry because of the economy.2

Our country needs change that gets to the root of the problem, but we also need to help people survive the immediate crisis.

Here's a way to help: Feeding America is the nation's leading network of food banks—including one near you, Island Harvest. For every $1 you donate, Feeding America can help provide 7 meals to men, women, and children facing hunger in our country.

Please contribute to Feeding America as generously as you can. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation before the end of the year:

As progressives, we share a core belief that we're all in this together. We'll continue to fight for lasting change—and help each other weather this economic downturn.

Thanks for all you do, and happy New Year!

–Justin, Adam, Amy, Anna, Annie, Carrie, Christopher, Daniel, Danielle, Eli, Emily, Gail, Ian, Ilya, Ilyse, Joan, Jodeen, Kat, Keauna, Laura, Lenore, Marika, Matt, Matthew, Melanie, Michael, Nita, Noah, Peter, Scott, Stephen, Steven, Susannah, Tim, and Wes

1. "Kenner Food Bank may have to turn away needy," WWLTV Eyewitness News (Louisiana), December 23, 2009

2. "Hunger in U.S. at a 14-Year High," The New York Times, November 16, 2009

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