Erik S. Lesser, Associated Press
Atlanta Falcons head NFL football coach Mike Smith serves food at Hosea Feed the Hungry and the Homeless on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Smith's Thanksgiving was an event-filled day that included practice, some community service and family time.

The federal government has fabulous amounts of unused land. Why not let legitimate charities use the land to dry farm and create food? The food must be used to feed foreign recipients.

Such a wonderful benefit to feed the starving in the world. The land would still be in the control of the government for other uses if needed. Food going to a foreign country would not be in competition with farmers or anyone else.

Ralph F. Clarke

Salt Lake City