I am hungry…

To the Editor:

If one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” (as stated in the Bible – James 2:16 – or similar wording depending on the Bible version you use) and continues, “and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?” Many of us can be the solution to this next step, namely, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,” (Matthew 25:35).

Now you have the opportunity because the Argus food drive is from July 15 to July 26.

All donations (food or money) will go to the Houston County Food Shelf at 138 East Main Street, Caledonia. For your convenience you can take your donation to the food shelf; Argus Office, 314 West Lincoln St.; Quillins; or one of the food baskets/carts in the local banks. We, as a community, as a city or as a county are only as strong as our weakest link.

We are one nation under God with Ffreedom for all. One of your many freedoms is the freedom to help your neighbor.

“If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be that person?” (John 3:17).

As many of us know, summer months increase the need for food for many, including children and elderly persons. We must and do rely on you as our valued only resource. We know that our governments (senators and representatives) are working in the opposite direction by decreasing funds and programs. Please donate food or money (or both). Our beloved Houston County is perhaps the worst it has been in decades. We need you!

On a national basis, there is estimated to be 123,000,000 persons who are living in poverty or just above the poverty level with the majority of them being children and the elderly. Many of the 123M are working; however, way below a living wage. The government has heavily borrowed from the Social Security Fund (no one tells you how much they have borrowed or when they will pay it back) and the amount is much greater than the amount borrowed from China.

The USA is over $16 trillion in debt. You want a trillion dollars? You work 14,000 years at $75 million a year and that will equal one trillion dollars. Our national debt is increasing about $35 million per hour. And now they want to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Hear the cry: I am hungry!



Larry Slam

Caledonia, MN