I tend to joke a lot with these blogs because life is too short to be SO serious. But today this is a serious issue…
People, we have children going hungry in this country. Oklahoma is listed as the 4th hungriest state in the US. 1 out of 5 school kids is at risk of going to bed hungry tonight according to http://www.hungerinoklahoma.org. That makes me cry and mad…
What is a family to do when they are faced with having to decide between paying the rent, putting gas in the car or food on the table? What would you do? This is a subject that is close to my heart because my Mom had to make these decisions when I was a kid.
She did the best she could but we ate way more peanut butter because it was cheap than any child should. If not for that, we would have been part of those statistics.
No matter what side of the have and have not fence you are on you have to agree our children are out future and our legacy.
Be it at the polls or with our dollars, make your voice heard! Make it count for the Mom that can’t feed her kids because she has to pay an ever increasing gasoline bill. A tank of gasoline costs me $24.00 more than this time last year. For some families that is the difference between supper and starvation… You make the choice. What is important to you??
If you can do it, visit the Regional Food Bank or Oklahoma. http://www.regionalfoodbank.org
Make a donation and make a difference. For every $1 donated, the Regional Food Bank provides seven meals. It is time for Oklahomans to stand up and be heard…Loud and clear!!
If you are in a situation where you are struggling to put food on the table please be aware the United Way has services available to help. Call 211 in Central Oklahoma and tell them what you need. This is the greatest state in the greatest country… Our future should never go hungry…
Anthony Murray is an NFCC Certified Consumer Credit Counselor and Bankruptcy Services Coordinator at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma. CCCS is a non-profit Credit Counseling agency with offices in Oklahoma City, Bethany, Enid, Stillwater and Tinker Air Force Base. Contact us at http://www.cccsok.org or 1-800-364-2227
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