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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:05 PM
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Food banks see jump in first-time clients
Demand in 25 cities up 17% in '03, study finds

By David Crary
ASSOCIATED PRESS

July 19, 2004

DELANCO, N.J. Appropriately, the Catholic Charities food bank here is tucked in the corner of a shopping mall. Its clients come from generally affluent suburbs; many felt disbelief when hard times compelled them, for the first time, to seek help.

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"Our affiliates all tell us, 'We've never seen so many people come in who we've never seen before, who say they need help just this one time,' " said Kevin Seggelke, CEO of the Denver-based Food Bank of the Rockies.

Many of the Denver-area newcomers recently lost good-paying jobs with high-tech companies, and unemployed or forced into low-pay work fell behind on mortgage and car payments, Seggelke said.

According to the Agriculture Department, 11 percent of U.S. families encompassing 34.9 million people are "food insecure," meaning they lack the means to ensure themselves of healthy meals and are vulnerable to at least a mild form of chronic malnutrition.

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http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20040719/news_1...


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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:37 PM
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1. but Rush says the economy has Never been stronger!
I'm sure these are more fibs from the LIEberal press...

(SARCASM MODE NOW OFF...)
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Sugarbleus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 01:01 AM
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2. I believe it. I was in another thread last night where we
were just talking about the COST of food going up up up.....let alone one losing their job or whathaveyou.

I'm also worried about affordable housing for my community--and for other's if this jobless recovery/slide continues.

First food, then a roof over your head. It's not so swell folks. It can happen to anyone who isn't a billionaire
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gatlingforme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 08:02 AM
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3. Ain't that a fact. and a sad one at that. I puke when Bush says
anything. I feel for these people and it really saddens me that people must do this in order to stay above water while Bush spews his crap with a smile.
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Sugarbleus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 06:11 PM
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4. I hear that! I just read something in my local newspaper
about the housing issue I mentioned. I need to start becoming proactive with the tough things that happen to us in everyday America...My Vote for prez is set...If I don't address some of the other issues now, they will continue to get swept under the rug...


One of the seven deadly sins is: Avarice=GREED Thanks George, you heathan :puke:
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