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US Holiday Celebrating Bounty Comes as Government Cuts Food Program for Poori
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November 23, 2013 12:24 AM
The American holiday of Thanksgiving celebrates bountiful harvests with traditional family feasts. This year it comes just as the government assistance food stamps program is reducing benefits to millions of people. VOA’s Brian Padden reports that volunteer organizations are increasing donations in the short term, but advocates warn that philanthropy alone cannot feed all who are in need.

US Holiday Celebrating Bounty Comes as Government Cuts Food Program for Poor

Published November 22, 2013

The American holiday of Thanksgiving celebrates bountiful harvests with traditional family feasts. This year it comes just as the government assistance food stamps program is reducing benefits to millions of people. VOA’s Brian Padden reports that volunteer organizations are increasing donations in the short term, but advocates warn that philanthropy alone cannot feed all who are in need.


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