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November 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Time to end the tragedy of food insecurity

Split the food stamps and the farm program

I agree with Froma Harrop, “let’s split the food stamps and the farm program” [“The last farm bill? Opinion, Nov. 17].

It is time to do something about hunger in America. With one of five children experiencing “food insecurity” even before the stimulus program to increase food stamps expired Nov. 1. Now, with both parties suggesting more cuts, what are we trying to do? Increase the 3.1 million children under five years old worldwide who die of nutrition-related problems every year?

The root causes of more people needing assistance must be dealt with, but in the meantime, it is a crime for so many to be hungry in the land of plenty. Wake up, Congress, and end this tragedy!

— Willie Dickerson, Snohomish

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