Picture 146A couple of weeks ago, the USDA put numbers to the reality that has appeared, anecdotally, all over the country: more and more people in this country don’t have enough food. Almost 15% of the country had at least some food insecurity last year. 5 million more kids faced hunger last year than the year before.

That means the food banks that have helped such families fill the gap are slammed, facing far more demand than they can meet.

So as you prepare to join family and friends tomorrow to give thanks for everything you’ve got, if you’re able, please consider helping the food banks that are trying to put Thanksgiving meals on so many tables this year.

Feeding America

Pantry Net

Angel Food Ministries


Gleaners Community Food Bank, Southeastern MI

Food Gatherers, Washtenaw County, MI

(Susie’s got more links here)



Marcy Wheeler aka Emptywheel is an American journalist whose reporting specializes in security and civil liberties.