Feeding America

Feed a 'Silent Guest' this Thanksgiving

Feed a 'Silent Guest' this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving put an extra chair at your table and make room for a "silent guest." That guest can be one of the world's 805 million hungry people.

The "silent guest" tradition goes back to the autumn of 1947 when families across America rallied to feed the hungry in Europe. It had been two years since World War II had ended. But the peace still had to be won.

Hunger ravaged the war-torn countries. Drought was causing food shortages. There was no way they could rebuild under such stress. As former Army Chief and Secretary of State of George Marshall said, "hunger and insecurity are the worst enemies of peace."

People across the country...