Hunger In Rural America And Tunes For Spoons

| 9/7/2012 10:18:09 AM

It’s happening all over our country.

We’re running out of food.Empty Shelves Translate to Empty bellys 

Food banks and food pantries have, over the last couple of years, been hard pressed to meet local demands, even in rural areas where you would think small farms and gardens would supply many without the necessity to advertise their need.

Before we go any further let’s define the difference between a “food bank” and a “pantry”. 

The “food bank” is a storehouse for millions of pounds of food and other products that go out to the community. The “pantry”, or, in some cases, the “soup kitchen” functions as the arms that reach out to that community directly.  They are different but all share in the commitment to help feed all Americans 

In talking with Leonard Campbell who works for NH Catholic Charities, which sponsors the states largest food bank, I found that there are several things which point to the reduction of comestibles.