Just because the holiday giving season is over, the Deseret News reminds us, don't forget less fortunate continue to need our help.
"With Christmas now come and gone, many people are feeling the sense of goodwill that comes from giving to those in need, but according to Jennifer Errico, communications director for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, the pangs of hunger are felt the sharpest during the months just after the holidays. 'In January and February, the donations just trickle in,' Errico said. 'Those months are our biggest need.' According to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity, 49 million Americans, including nearly 16 million children, are food insecure — living at the risk of hunger. The USDA defines food insecurity as a lack of access, at times. to enough food for an active and healthy lifestyle." -- Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock, the Deseret News