Dumpster diving is not the solution Rush

June 23, 2010 at 6:47 am Leave a comment

Rush Limbaugh is out of touch with the reality of hunger in the United States. On his radio show last week, Limbaugh blasted successful school feeding programs and suggested the best way to end childhood hunger this summer is to encourage kids to look for food in their local dumpsters.  

Nearly one in four children in our country live on the brink of hunger. School feeding programs feed nearly 19 million children each day. Only 11 percent of those children receive meals in the summer. Dumpster diving is not the solution.

As a Christian voice to end hunger, we believe God cares deeply about the needs of hungry kids. In Matthew 25, Jesus tells his disciples: “When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat and when I was thirsty, you gave me something to drink…. Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me.”

Hungry children may be a laugh line to Rush Limbaugh, but to us, they are our future.  

Right now, our congressional leaders are debating childhood nutrition programs, such as summer feeding programs and school lunch and breakfast programs. Make your voice heard. Speak out for the dignity of hungry children and petition Congress to support a $1 billion increase in funding for these critical programs.

Thank you for your concern about our hungry children. Together, we can end child hunger in our country.

Grace and peace,

David Beckmann

Rev. David Beckmann
President, Bread for the World

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