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Patch Question: Do You Think Hunger Is A Pressing Issue In Kings Park?

Tell us in the comments section below.

Hunger is a reality for 1 in 6 Americans, according to Feeding America, a non-profit hunger-relief charity. There is often the belief that hunger is limited to certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods. This is not always the case.

According to Feeding America, millions of Americans experience hunger each day. Families, struggling to make ends meet, are often forced to miss meals, or even go without food for days. Adults, children and seniors are all affected.

For the month of Septmeber, the Kings Park Classroom Teachers Association and the Kings Park Retired Teachers Association are holding a series of food drives during the district’s .

With the weak economy and high jobless numbers, Patch would like to know, do you think hunger is a problem in our community?

CJ September 15, 2011 at 05:09 PM
Why wouldn't you help out your neighbor if they were in need? The weak economy has left many people in tight spots that they probably never imagined being in, and opinions about teachers' pensions really have nothing to do with the article. It was about a group of people trying to do something positive for the community. Why waste the time and effort ostracizing their efforts? Surely there is something more constructive that can be done with your time. Sometimes it surprises me how negative the Commenters on Patch can be.
lisa costello September 16, 2011 at 12:11 AM
rock on
Maureen Rossi September 16, 2011 at 12:30 AM
Ok boys and girls - food insufficient is the term used by many LI non-profits that serve the hungry. I only learned that while doing some PR for a local non-profit in the spring. Did I find it weird at first - you betcha! I thought hungry is hungry but it's the term of the day - teacher's pensions and teachers doing great things for our community are two entirely different things! Still remain greatful for the efforts of our educators/retired educators for being a HUGE part of the solution! You guys rock!
LCDR September 16, 2011 at 12:57 AM
Ms. Rossi, it turns out that you are not humor insufficient. Congrats. I just wanted to stir the pot & see what came to the surface. Obviously, someone with class arose.
Maureen Rossi September 16, 2011 at 01:37 AM
Thank you LCDR - humor is what I value most in life (it's what made me fall in love with Mr. Rossi 30 years ago)! I love the banter and intelligent pot stirring!

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