For the poor, holiday leftovers (Metro NY)

With Metro NY taking the last two Mondays off for the holidays, I get a special Wednesday op-ed slot today. The subject is appropriately holiday-themed: How attention to the poor disappears after Christmas, and what that means for those trying to provide food year-round:

With the holidays finally wrapping up, it’s time to mark the end of another season as well: the caring-about-poor-people season. Once the Christmas decorations come down, it’s once again safe to watch the news without fear of hearing about the plight of the homeless or of being asked to help out the hungry with a once-a-year turkey dinner… [read more]

And Metro seems to have figured out this Interweb thing now, so you can read it in sparkling HTML format! Woohoo!