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It seems a little odd to me that this thread went in the direction that it did. The referenced article stated that 20% of seniors have less than $8300 of annual income. While I do care for animals, I care a lot more about humans who are so far below the poverty line. I'm starting to think about charities like Meals on Wheels or Loaves and Fishes to try to help out these seniors.

One of my favorite charities is the Oregon Food Bank. For every $1 contributed, the food bank is able to distribute 5 pounds of food. This is because most of the food is donated and cash donations are mostly needed for logistics. I don't know how much of this food goes specifically to seniors, but if a family is hungry, age doesn't matter.

Just food for thought.

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