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Kitchens across America are bustling with Thanksgiving dinner prep, turkeys brining, rolls and pies baking. But in millions of households families are at the end of a month in which food stamps were slashed, and are trying to figure out how to scrape together enough to eat for the rest of the month.

This isn't intended to guilt you out as you prepare your Thanksgiving feast, but here's a pretty astounding statistic:

Chart showing how one Thanksgiving dinner costing $49.04 could provide 35 meals with foodstamps at $1.40/meal
Yep, this one dinner could provide 35 meals in food stamps. It's astounding in a couple of ways, mostly by pointing out just how cheap it really could be for this country to feed all of its hungry, particularly the 20 percent of our children who don't have enough to eat.

So this post isn't intended to make you feel guilty, but to prod you to act. Tell the House and Senate conferees on the Farm Bill to stop cutting food stamps.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 02:15 PM PST.

Also republished by Hunger in America.

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