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Now how about a 2024 bid to feed the hungry?

Thank you to the Boston Globe for presenting differing viewpoints and opinions about the ill-fated bid for the 2024 Olympic Games during the last year. Citizens now have the opportunity to begin making Boston the world-class city that it so desperately wants to be.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 2012 study of generosity by state ranks Massachusetts a lowly 47th in terms of charitable giving of median discretionary income by those making $50,000 or more, with a mere 2.8 percent.

Boston could lead the way by setting a goal of reducing hunger by 50 percent in the city and state by 2024. I’m sure the citizens of the so-called smartest city in the nation could rally around such a worthy, and achievable, goal. World class is just a few million meals away.

Jay Reeg
Newton