The economy is still bad. We’re constantly told that things are “just ducky,” but it simply isn’t so. If you’re preparing, keep at it. Do not be lulled into thinking that things are fine. Why is Wall Street up when this many people are going hungry?
America used to be the greatest country in the world. Where have our leaders brought us? Why is it they think they can keep spending us into oblivion? Sorry to get political here, but it’s crap like this that makes me think that *all* elected officials need to be kicked out and put the farmers in charge!
One in eight Americans 37 million received emergency food help last year, up 46% from 2005, the nation’s largest hunger-relief group reports today.
Children are hit particularly hard, according to the report by Feeding America, a network of 203 food banks nationwide. One in five children, 14 million, received food from soup kitchens, food pantries and other agencies, up from 9 million in 2005, the year of the group’s last major survey.
“This is a crisis,” says Vicki Escarra, president of Feeding America. “People need to understand that this is America, and we’re seeing this kind of need.” She says the report is her group’s most comprehensive study on emergency food distribution.