I'm actually doing an experiment to see which birdseed the local winter songbirds prefer: our chicken starter feed (on the left in the photo) or commercial songbird seed. I will collect the data and try to be unbiased in my research, knowing that in the past our wintering songbirds have preferred a mix that has sunflower seeds.
That brings me to a point. If people can feed the birds, then why should any man, woman or child in America go hungry?
Vicki Escarra, President and CEO of Feeding America, will be a participant in "Remaking America: From Poverty to Prosperity", a round table discussion hosted by Tavis Smiley of George Washington University. Other well-known participants will be seated at the round table as well. The discussion will be shown live on C-SPAN, and PBS will be airing the event on Tavis Smiley from January 16 to 18. In the words of Vicki Escarra:
"It is high time that we end the vitriolic debate that continues to spread across our country, dividing us on the most basic issues of human need. Everyone among us has an opportunity and a responsibility to contribute to a bright future for America and that means making sure that everyone has enough to eat. Our nation's prosperity depends on it."