Below is a writing from a recent newsletter from Senator Jerry Moran–who seems to show no real initiative to create jobs in 2012 in Kansas or elsewhere (except for Cargill). Tell me what you think about Cargill and the American Dream or its food supply issues in 2011!!–KAS
“Visiting the Kansas Food Bank
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as of 2009 more than 14 percent of Kansas’ population has experienced uncertainty over where their next meal will come from. On Monday, I visited Wichita’s Kansas Food Bank Cargill Cares Complex which works to fill the hunger gap in 86 western, central and south-central Kansas counties. Thanks to generous contributors from around the state, and with the help of thousands of volunteers, the Wichita food bank provides several vital services. It is the primary source of food for hundreds of hunger-relief agencies throughout rural Kansas, including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, after-school and senior delivery programs. The food bank also partners with local schools to provide food and supplies to students who are not receiving sufficient food outside of school on a regular basis.
As co-chair of the Senate Hunger Caucus, I joined my colleagues earlier this summer to introduce a resolution calling on Americans to support local efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity in the United States. The resolution, which was passed by the Senate, also designated June 7, 2011, as National Hunger Awareness Day.
For too many Americans, hunger is a reality every day. I applaud the Kansas Food Bank for working so diligently to alleviate this burden. Thanks to Brian Walker, chief executive officer, and Don Meiergerd, chairman of the board, for providing an informative tour and for leading such a worthwhile cause. During these difficult economic times, all of our efforts are needed to address the needs of those who are hungry in Kansas and across the country. September is Hunger Action Month, and I encourage all Kansans to look for ways they can help in their local communities by visiting http://www.kansasfoodbank.org. Click here for photos from my visit.”
–Jerry Moran, the unquestioning Cargill fan or US Senator from Kansas