Re "Health reform could boost use of food stamps" (Editorials, Aug. 20): The editorial stated that "more than 4 million low-income Californians receive food assistance now, but another 4 million who are eligible do not. That means too many state residents go hungry or rely on food banks."
I found this deeply troubling. The editorial board is pushing for as many people to get on the federal dole as possible. That kind thinking is what's driving the nation and California into bankruptcy.
What's wrong with food banks and other local assistance? They are in the local community and help the local people instead of relying on the federal government. Local churches, senior gleaners, meals on wheels and food banks are all local and serve the local community and most people are aware of them.
-- William Reed, Roseville