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The Most Wonderful Time

The Most Wonderful Time

by Monica Palmer   Around the time the pumpkin-spice lattes find their way on to coffee shop menus, many of us begin to emerge from a sort of self-centered slumber. We open our eyes and awaken to the reality that there are a lot of struggling people around us. We...

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You are What You Eat

You are What You Eat

by Monica Palmer   One of the most challenging obstacles in illuminating the very real problem of US hunger is the fact that the problem is largely hidden from public view.   Most families who are food insecure do not wish to broadcast the fact that they...

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Drive Time

Drive Time

by Monica Palmer   For years, whenever I walked past a food bank barrel at a school, church or other organization, I always peeked in to see what contributions had been made. It did my heart good to see the food in there, because it was the physical proof I...

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Dancing on a Tightrope

Dancing on a Tightrope

by Monica Palmer “Those people don’t need free food; they need to learn how to manage their money.” This past week, a man made this comment during a discussion about the recent easing of the federal guidelines for free and reduced price lunches at school. This person...

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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

by Monica Palmer Last Christmas, I did something naughty. I started with good intentions; I volunteered to wrap presents which would be delivered by a local charity to children in need. My task was to take the bags of donations given by generous community members and...

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