Grand Junction only has about 45,000 people. The whole county may reach 100,000. Check this story: Carving for a cause
More than a ton of turkey will be sliced and diced at Colorado Mesa University this week. Sodexo, the school's food service provider, Colorado Mesa University, and the Salvation Army are partnering up to feed more than 3,000 people who otherwise wouldn't have a Thanksgiving day meal.Really?
This is in addition to all the food baskets that are given out by various charities and churches.
Can there really be so many people who otherwise wouldn't have a Thanksgiving day meal. If so, then all those government programs to end poverty and take care of people have been a spectacular failure.
Or, are there just a lot of people who like taking free stuff. Of getting theirs while the getting is good.
We give lunch and breakfast at school. We send home backpacks full of food for the weekend.
Next up: Obesity, a real problem in Mesa County
According to a news release dated Oct. 15, 2012, MCHD (Health Dept.) director Jeff Kuhr, Ph.D., said, “Through our community health needs assessment process, obesity was identified as a public health issue in Mesa County”. Approximately 23 percent of Mesa County adults, ages 18 and over, are obese. Additionally, about 23.7% of Mesa County's children, ages 2 to 14 are overweight.