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Hunger in the U.S. and Canada

The recession of the past five years has pushed the number of people in need of food assistance way up in both Canada and the U.S. Roughly 49 million Americans—including 15.9 million children—don't know where their next meal is coming from. Each month, nearly 900,000 Canadians are assisted by food banks; 38 percent of them are children and youth. The people who turn to food pantries and food banks for help don't fit one typical profile. They include people working in low-paying jobs, receiving meager social assistance benefits, and managing on inadequate pensions.

Statistics are from Food Banks Canada and Bread for the World

You Can Help

This month's mission offering will support RCA congregations and ministries that help feed hungry people in Canada and the United States. To donate electronically, us erthe donation form below. To give by mail, send a check made out to "Reformed Church in America" and designated for "Domestic Hunger" to Reformed Church in America, Attn: Finance Department, 4500 60th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512, or, in Canada, to 201 Paradise Rd. N., Hamilton, ON L8S 3T3.

Posted 10/29/13

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