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Poverty, hunger are growing across the U.S. not seen since Depression

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A recent issue of USA Today had a four page pullout section that stood out like a thumb just hit by a hammer.

The headline on this section — “Hunger in the USA.” The cover story addressed something that dates back to the Great Depression or even before that, in the Middle Ages — gleaning. Yup, children, adults and the hungry were picture roaming through apple orchards with bags slung over their shoulders looking for fallen apples.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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