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Saturday, August 15, 2015

46 million Americans go to food banks, and long lines for dwindling food supplies begin at 6:30 AM

Those that run food banks all over America say that demand for their services just continues to explode

Those that run food banks all over America say that demand for their services just continues to explode. It always amazes me that there are still people out there that insist that an “economic collapse” is not happening. From their air-conditioned homes in their cushy suburban neighborhoods they mock the idea that the U.S. economy is crumbling. But if they would just go down and visit the local food banks in their areas, they would see how much people are hurting.

According to Feeding America spokesman Ross Fraser, 46 million Americans got food from a food bank at least one time during 2014. Because the demand has become so overwhelming, some food banks are cutting back on the number of days they operate and the amount of food that is given to each family. As you will see below, many impoverished Americans are lining up at food banks as early as 6:30 in the morning just so that they can be sure to get something before the food runs out. And yet there are still many people out there that have the audacity to say that everything is just fine in America. Shame on them for ignoring the pain of millions upon millions of their fellow citizens.

Poverty in America is getting worse, not better. And no amount of spin from Barack Obama or his apologists can change that fact.



Anonymous said...

To begin with stop getting pregnant.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, 1043, that will fix the economy and get everyone back to work...


Anonymous said...

For the working poor, who may not be eligible for food stamps but can't afford groceries, the food banks are a last resort. I've heard the Salvation Army in Salisbury requires all kinds of information and a written application each time, as well as a signature acknowledging they can't come back for three months.

If someone is already receiving $400 a month in food stamps, they shouldn't be going to a food bank for free groceries. They should be given instructions on how to shop appropriately to provide for their family for the month. And taught how to prepare basic home made meals from scratch, which are much cheaper and healthier than pre-packaged convenience foods.

Those who don't work for a living don't need "convenience foods" anyway. They have all the time in the world to prepare and cook decent food for their household.

Anonymous said...

I'm ready for the collapse , got years worth of supplies. For the people than don't know , can goods can last for many years , they still don't know how long. Remember , veggies and protein products.

Anonymous said...

Its really not ever increasing poverty at all. Its a disease
with no know cure and its very contagious. The host carrier is
the federal govt. Its called "Something for Nothing".