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Democrats: America Should Do More to Alleviate Hunger

The chairman of the Democratic Governor's Association says the country should do more to alleviate hunger in America.

In his party's weekly radio address Saturday, Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack said sharing food is an American value that began when American Indians helped the Pilgrims four centuries ago.

Citing a recent U.S. report showing an increase in hunger, particularly among children, the Democrat called on Americans to solve the hunger problem.

Mr. Vilsack also said Americans should remember the sacrifices of U.S. servicemembers who have been injured or lost their lives in recent world conflicts. He called on lawmakers to ensure that troops receive the health and income benefits they earned while serving the country.