A new and harsh reality has set in for 47 million needy Americans who rely on food stamps. At the beginning of November, the Supplemental Nutitrtion Assistance Program (SNAP) was cut by $5 billion, an affliction that will force some of America’s food-insecure to scrap their usual Thanksgiving dinner. MSNBC’s Ned Resnikoff reports: “For the first time that she can remember, Naquashia LeGrand’s household may go without Thanksgiving dinner. Her family is just too broke, living too close to the margin, to pull off a big turkey dinner, she said.”
How can you help? Volunteer at your local soup kitchen, food bank and pantry. Or check the list below to get involved with national organizations.
- National Coalition for the Homeless
- Food Pantries
- Map Quest’s guide to volunteering on Thanksgiving
And remember, Thanksgiving is a great time to get involved, but there are 364 other days in the year hungry Americans need your help!