With many of you, I’ve been watching the new Ken Burns series on PBS this week: “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” One image that has stuck with me from last night’s show is the image of the men standing in line for hours for food during the Great Depression.
This is but one portrait of hunger. Here in Alexandria, we still have lines of people waiting for food (if you’d like to see them, help out at one of the food distribution sites through ALIVE! some Saturday). But the face of hunger today in our city is more complex than food lines. Continue reading