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One Sixth of Americans Hungry - 20,000 Added to Food Stamp Program Daily

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posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 08:48 AM
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Are people still claiming we are in a recovery? Tell that to those who are doing without adequate food.

Hunger, a Third World problem, affects a sixth of the U.S.




The number of Americans without enough to eat has reached the highest level since the federal government began keeping track 14 years ago. About 49 million people — including almost one of every four children — lived with hunger last year, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s an increase of 13 million people since 2007, when the recession began.


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U.S. FOOD STAMP PROGRAM EXPANDING BY 20,000 PEOPLE PER DAY




The program is expanding by about 20,000 out-of-work and underemployed people a day, the Post reported, noting the growth has been swift in once-prosperous communities effected by the housing bust.



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Most of us are feeling the "recession" in one way or another, but to have such a huge number not getting their basics needs met is frightening. Please think about ways that you can be part of the solution: i.e. donate time or goods to food pantries or maybe grow and share your own food. Any other ideas? Please share your thoughts. Cast your breadcrumbs on the sea of humanity. You might keep someone from starving.




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