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August 6, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Feeding more people for less money

Hunger is a serious issue

Neal Keny-Guyer is correct that America can do more to help feed the world’s hungry. [“Guest column: A solution for how U.S. foreign aid can feed more for less,” Opinion, Aug. 3.]

With 5 million children dying each year from poor nutrition, and millions more suffering illnesses and stunted growth, this is a crisis.

Rep. Adam Smith has been working on this issue of more efficient foreign aid for some time. The opportunity to help America’s hungry is also present, with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in danger of cuts, while currently one in five children are hungry in the U.S.

So, indeed, citizens should contact their legislators about hunger issues. August is a great time to do so; with Congress recessed, there are opportunities to speak to them while they are back at home.

Willie Dickerson, Snohomish

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