Archive for Sunday, September 9, 2012

40 years ago: Commissioners informed of need for food in community

September 9, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 9, 1972:

Lenore Findlay, co-director of the Ballard Center, spoke before the city Human Relations Commission this week, saying that food supplies were urgently needed for many local people not on welfare but with serious needs. "I don't think it's right that people in this country and in this city need to be on a starvation level -- and there are such cases," Findlay said, adding that the demand for aid far outstripped the resources of local agencies. After mentioning elderly people on fixed incomes and low-income residents temporarily out of work as those most in need, Findlay added that if 200 people were to pledge just two cans of week on a regular basis, "that would pretty much take care of the drastic cases."

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