Hunger and poverty continue to plague America. The USDA just released their annual U.S. food-insecurity rates that showed for the third year in a row that nearly 49 million Americans, including 16.2 million children, are struggling to get enough to eat, virtually unchanged from the prior year. But with the recession still dragging along, many see the stability in the number of people in need of food assistance as heartening — federal nutrition programs are working.
We know the need is out there. A new study by the US Census Bureau report showed that poverty continues to grow in the U.S. with about 15 percent of the population at or below the poverty level – up from 14 percent the year before, the third straight jump in the poverty rate.
I keep asking myself, how do we allow this to continue in America?