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Poor Kids

By: weatheringpoints, 10:26 PM GMT on November 26, 2012

Our Thanksgiving feasts have ended, but, our neighbors' need for food persists.

Too many children are going hungry in America.
No one--especially not children—should go hungry in the land of plenty!

In case you missed this last week while preparing for the holiday...

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Extra segment:
Sera’s Story: Growing Up Poor in San Francisco

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Additional links of interest:

By the Numbers: Childhood Poverty in the U.S.
Only three other countries in the developed world have a higher child poverty rate than the U.S., according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Mexico leads all nations with a rate of 25.79, followed by Chile (23.95), Turkey (23.46), and the U.S. (21.63). (pdf at the link)

Making “Poor Kids”: A Conversation with Filmmaker Jezza Neumann
*includes a link to assist the families

I hope our bountiful Thanksgiving Day meals nourished our concern for one another,
enriched us to share with others, and strengthened us to do something to reduce hunger for others!
Here are some things we can do:
1. Tell friends.
2. Write letters.
3. Write checks or Give online.
4. Donate food.
5. Volunteer time.
6. Imagine additional solutions . . .
7. Do ALL of the above!

What will YOU do?

Updated: 10:51 PM GMT on November 26, 2012


Thanksgiving Forecast

By: weatheringpoints, 2:00 PM GMT on November 22, 2012

In the pre-Thanksgiving rush, we have received an early weather report from our in-house weather reporters.

Turkeys will thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven to an afternoon high near 190F. The kitchen will turn hot and humid, and if you bother the cook, be ready for a severe squall or cold shoulder.

During the late afternoon and evening, the cold front of a knife will slice through the turkey, causing an accumulation of one to two inches on plates. Mashed potatoes will drift across one side while cranberry sauce creates slippery spots on the other. Please pass the gravy.

A weight watch and indigestion warning have been issued for the entire area, with increased stuffiness around the beltway. During the evening, the turkey will diminish and taper off to leftovers, dropping to a low of 34F in the refrigerator.

Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, high pressure to eat sandwiches will be established. Flurries of leftovers can be expected both days with a 50 percent chance of scattered soup late in the day. We expect a warming trend where soup develops. By early next week, eating pressure will be low as the only wish left will be the bone. --author unknown

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Updated: 10:17 PM GMT on November 26, 2012


The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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