Obama’s Thanksgiving: Sunday’s Comic bonus

On the first Thanksgiving after President Obama’s reelection, our country gave thanks. Some were more grateful than others. The president had more reason to be grateful than the 99 percent of the country who face an insurmountable federal debt that will shackle their progeny for generations to come with fewer chances to achieve the American Dream.

From the ADHS: On the morning of November 21, 2010, St. Mary’s Food Bank picked up 2 ½ tons of canned food to help those in need… there are many in need….

From the Arizona Republic: With a substantial decrease in donations, officials at the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank predict their shelves will be empty.

“Currently, all we have in storage is soup, canned beans, corn and fruit,” said Gail Marks, director of the food bank at 10862 N. 32nd St., in northeast Phoenix. “Short of purchasing food, which I will be doing throughout the entire summer, what we have on hand wouldn’t last through another month.”

Food banks across the Valley are having a difficult time and don’t expect things to get any better unless Valley residents step in, said Brian Simpson, director of communications at the Association of Arizona Food Banks.

From the Arizona Daily Independent: Because the Food Bank is experiencing a 10% increase in demand by hungry Southern Arizona families, they are asking the public to come out to Brake Masters at 22nd and Kolb on Friday, November 30th to drop off donations, especially nonperishable food items like canned meats, soups, yams, pie fillings, vegetables, stuffing mix and peanut butter.