The Food Elite

” ‘I must do something’ always solves more problems than ‘Something must be done.’ ”

— Author Unknown

There’s been a lot of talk lately about raising the taxes on the wealthiest 2% of Americans. The argument goes that those who have more should pay more.

The rich. The privileged. The wealthy. The elite.

Dried plums. One of the food offerings from the food bank.  Not exactly a rich man's meal.

Dried plums. One of the food offerings from the food bank.
Not exactly a rich man’s meal.

But let’s stop for a minute and think about who’s wealthy.

There are a lot of hungry people in this country. Feeding America says that hunger is a reality for 1 in 6 people. That’s millions of people. Right in our own back yards.

If you and I eat well every night, wouldn’t that make us part of the “food elite.” Aren’t we, “those who have more?” Aren’t we … wealthy?

Consider working at or donating to a local food bank this Christmas season. Or any season.

After all, maybe you and I are a part of the 2%.

Yesterday’s gift of time … Helped my co-workers deliver food from the Oregon Food Bank over my lunch hour yesterday. To help those who have less than me.

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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