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US Holiday Celebrating Bounty Comes as Government Cuts Food Program for Poor

The American holiday of Thanksgiving celebrates bountiful harvests with traditional family feasts. This year it comes  just as the government assistance food stamps program is reducing benefits to millions of people. Volunteer organizations are increasing donations in the short term, but advocates warn that philanthropy alone cannot feed all who are in need. At the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C., volunteers are preparing to distribute 50 percent more food this month than...

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