CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 01, 1983
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(Studio) Amt. of cheese, butter and milk given to the needy by government last year noted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(Albany, New York) Call for government to increase food giveaways examined. [PEOPLE - think more food should be provided.] [New York City comptroller Harrison GOLDIN - thinks amount of wasted food is enormous.] [Deputy Secretary Agriculture Richard LYNG - defends program.] Surplus food purchased from dairy industry by government noted continuing to increase; related statistics outlined on screen. Fin. problems involved in distributing food discussed. [GOLDIN - wants federal funds for distribution.] [LYNG - responds.] Kentucky's distribution efforts described. [Kentucky development agency spokesperson Percy ELKINS - notes inability to feed all who need it.] New York state said unable to give away food since spring due to lack of distribution funds. [PEOPLE - recall cheese giveaway; want more.] Amt. spent by federal government daily to store surplus food mentioned.
REPORTER: Joan Snyder
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