Editorial: It's up to all of us to offset hunger


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The economy appears to be in recovery mode, but economic trends don’t mean much to families struggling to put food on the table.

Here in Jackson County, it appears more families than ever are facing tough times.

Food pantries operated by Anchor House, Community Provisions of Jackson County and Human Services Inc. in Seymour all report more people — including first-time users and former donors-turned-patrons — are showing up for much needed food.

As January Wetzel reported in a recent news story, hundreds turned out on a chilly day hours before Gleaners opened its door on the monthly mobile food bank that travels from Indianapolis to Seymour to supplement local food pantry efforts.

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