Feeding those who need help

To the editor:

We’ve heard lately about the celebrations and need of food. My wife volunteered with other members of our local DFL Central Committee at a food shelf in Eagan three weeks ago, and despite the rigorous requirements for eligibility, there were plenty of folks making use of the services. Many reports show continuous growth in demand at food shelves and Second Harvest Food Bank.

The Roseville facility, serving those without plenty, has had a burgeoning demand.  A more rapid expenditure of more of their available family assets than folks with financial resources make them a stronger investment in both these programs and the economy.

As chair of the Education Committee, our 2nd District congressman can take some action, even if it’s only symbolic, on school lunches before the end of the lame duck session in Congress, since the need is immediate. And maybe the greatest service can be done by the Rep.-elect, Jason Lewis. He has a chance to avoid making the situation darker for those whose futures deserve to be brighter.  Hardworking families, still struggling to eat deserve a hand-up and a hand-out to survive this winter.

Paul Hoffinger