Summary: No Holiday For Hunger

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Americans are dealing with the struggle of starvation everyday. There are many people who don’t realize this and continue to carry on with their lives. Today newspaper and magazine ads are trying to spread the word about hunger. Newspapers are not only advertising hunger but are also advertising holiday hunger. On Monday December 1st, 2014 My Central Jersey (CJ) newspaper had an ad that said No Holiday For Hunger. They are trying to remind people that there are many out there starving during the holidays, Americans seem to get caught up in the fact that they are on vacation from school and work during the holidays, they tend to forget theirs never a break or vacation from eating.

The ad “No Holiday for Hunger” is targeting towards anyone
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He said “The number of visits to the food bank has increased steadily over the years of economic turmoil. In 2007, the food bank recorded only 4,400 visits and each year, as the economy worsened the number rose.” If 4,400 people were hungry and desperate for food in the year 2007 Imagine how many hungry people there are today in the year 2014. Hasner later explains how the food bank prepares packages based on the size of the client’s household. A typical food package for a household of four or five contains one jar of peanut butter and jelly, two cans of tuna, three cans of vegetables, and one box of cereal. He says that most of the clients who do end up going to the food bank have no other option but to go. People usually feel so embarrassed that about half of the clients visit the food bank only from one to three times a year. Volunteers at the Franklin food bank are busy throughout the year preparing special packages for anyone who needs it. That does not stop them from preparing something a little extra for the holidays though. For Christmas and Thanksgiving, the food bank gives out turkeys and small hams and other holiday foods. It’s sad to think that the thousands of people in NJ who have to pay bills, support families, and feed their children barely have money to buy food they