"Things are hard here for families," she says. She explained how most jobs are service job and are part-time and minimum wage. Fishing and timber jobs are very scarce, which is part of what makes this program so critical here.
Federal nutrition programs work, but they must be funded if they are to help reduce the number of Americans facing hunger. If Congress cuts the food-assistance safety-net, the USDA will surely have a gloomy scenario to report next year.
Philanthropists can get the biggest bang for their buck in the current economic climate by helping with three basic needs: Preventing foreclosures, sustaining health programs and ensuring access to food.