On this Thanksgiving, I'd like to thank Father Brake, Lynn Brantley and all the workers and volunteers of the Capital Area Food Bank. It's a shining example of a small group coming together and changing the world by helping other people.
With the Thanksgiving holiday season approaching, many New Yorkers will not have food on their table. What can we do? Focusing on one simple, direct way to help, Project Oatmeal's goal is to provide one of the most needed foods to New York's hungriest.
When we're hungry, we expect to eat. In fact, we expect to be able to eat whatever we want. Eating when we are hungry -- or, as many of us like to say, when we are "starving" -- is easily taken for granted.
Down there, it's so lively on weekends, that you would be forgiven for believing all's right in Athena's city. But go back to that little red house, step inside and enter the world of the new homeless.