Featured in The Nation: Conversation with Tianna Gaines: Holidays, Hunger and Poverty
June 1, 2012
June 1, 2012
In the June 1, 2012 "This Week in Poverty," Greg Kaufmann shares some of his recent conversations with Witnesses to Hunger participant and Center for Hunger-Free Communities staff member Tianna Gaines-Turner.
Tianna shares how the true meaning of holidays such as Memorial Day, which is about those who have served our country in the armed forces, is often forgotten or lost in the midst of barbecues and pool parties. Also, holidays can sometimes have other meanings for low-income families who are struggling with hunger and poverty. For these families, gathering for a large neighborhood barbecue can ease the stress of providing for their families for that day, a reality overlooked as many feel ashamed to express their hunger and need for assistance in this country. We need to continue to work so that no child goes to bed hungry. To read the full story, see more here: http://www.thenation.com/blog/168183/week-poverty-janitors-strike-houston.
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