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Opinion: Paradox of wealth prompts response

Was anyone else struck by the paradox of the two articles on page 3 of the March 31, 2014, Addison Independent? Reading each, I learned that the comprehensive fee at Middlebury College will be $58,753 this fall, and that there is a $4,000 program in Bristol that provides weekend snack bags of healthy food to children in need. I firmly believe that all adults should contribute to the well-being of all children. Without rancor, I accept the reality that some adults can do this with more resources than others.
This imbalance of resources always leaves me feeling powerless and frustrated. Although I cannot solve national problems of child poverty and hunger, I can be outraged there are children in my region who don’t have reliable access to good food.
So, I was pleased to see the address for the Have-a-Heart Food Shelf in Bristol at the bottom of the article. I can send a check and help a little. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to assure that all kids, at least in Addison County, have nutritious food to eat on weekends?
Louise Vojtisek
Middlebury

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