Stand up for those who struggle with food security

To the editor:
Over 50 years ago, our nation came together and our legislators from both sides of the aisle saw the need in this country and responded, passing the Food Stamp Act of 1964. Since that time, we have seen our country and our local communities go through many changes. We have been through years of prosperity and we have been through years of high poverty. Through it all, the partnership between public nutrition programs and private charities have kept people from slipping into deep poverty and hunger. It is only when we all work together, our government, non-profit organizations, private business and foundations, food companies and individuals, each doing their part, that we can truly make a difference and ensure that everyone has enough to eat. Food is not a privilege. It’s a basic human right.
During March and April, you have an opportunity to make your donated dollar go even further than normal. When you give to the Food Bank of South Central Michigan and designate a Food Bank hunger-relief partner in your community, the Food Bank will provide a 10 percent match. Any non-designated donations during Food Bank Challenge will go toward making the match possible.
Keep a look-out for a Food Bank Challenge envelope in your local newspaper. This envelope makes it easy to send your donation to the Food Bank. You can also make a secure online donation at While you’re there you can also learn about advocacy, find out how to have a successful food drive and sign up to volunteer.
Please support the Food Bank today and stand up for those who struggle with food security. No one deserves to go hungry.
Patty Parker
Executive Director
Food Bank of South Central Michigan

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