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Feeding the Poor


Michael Walsh


We know something today in America that many of us would have vehemently denied several years ago: a large number of Americans are hungry and malnourished. Furthermore, that number is far greater than the number of individuals presently receiving assistance under federal food distribution programs. We also know that closing the "gap" between those who need assistance and those who presently receive it is a difficult task. Even though public awareness of the problem has increased in the last two years, the number of Americans who benefit from Federal food programs has increased but slightly, from 4.8 million in 1966 to 6.4 million in February of 1969.

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