Let’s all do something to make a difference | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have lived unselfish lives, planting the seeds of hope for their entire life times. (“Jimmy Carter’s uncommon decency” by Peter Funt, The Bainbridge Island Review, Sept. 15)

As truly “unswerving champions of human rights,” the Carters encourage others to make a difference.

One way to do this is to work to end hunger in America. The recent Crop walk raises money to battle hunger.

Another way is to call or write those who represent us in Congress, asking for the Senate version of the Farm Bill, protecting SNAP (food stamps), which acts as a front line defense against hunger.

As Northwest Harvest reminds us, one in eight Washingtonians do not get enough food to meet their nutritional needs, one in six will depend on food banks, and one in five children live in homes that struggle to put food on the table.

Each of us can do something to make a difference and turn this around.