September 18, 2012 5:22 PM

Food, foreign affairs best out of politics

Many years ago, I looked at a map in the window of a Trans World Airlines office in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka now), and realized this small town guy was halfway around the globe from home in Central Illinois. Colombo came to mind this week while writing an editorial on the upcoming third Pack-A-Thon of Feed the Hunger. Sri Lanka is one of the places low-cost meals will go to feed at-risk children after the Pack-A-Thon Oct. 11-13. The goal is 200,000 packets of food, which will be combined with packets from a similar event in another area and shipped to Bangladesh, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya and Sri Lanka.

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