US STATES GRAPPLE WITH HUNGER CRISIS AMID PANDEMIC
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a crisis that many Americans had never imagined, with the number of hungry citizens rising from 37 million before the pandemic to 54 million, the charity Feeding America asserts. Worse, 40% of single American mothers with children aged 12 and younger are now complaining about lacking food and having no money to buy any meal.
These sad statistics were churned out by Sasha Abramsky in his article “In the Absence of Federal Action, US States Scramble to Address Hunger Crisis” published on March 10 by Truthout and coming at a time when millions of quarts of milk are being spilled into waterways and farms, and millions of hogs are being euthanized by livestock raisers and thousands of tons of vegetables are destroyed by farmers for lack of demand from restaurants, hotels, schools and food processors.
Private donations to food banks are also being reduced, volunteers are not turning up in food banks as many of them are elderly, retirees and vulnerable to the COVID-19 infection. #coronavirusimpact #COVID19