Friday, November 28, 2008

U.S. Food Stamp Recipients Hit All-Time High

Here's alarming news about hunger in the U.S. and a record number of people in need.

Jane Black writes Nov. 26, in the Washington Post:
Fueled by rising unemployment and food prices, the number of Americans on food
stamps is poised to exceed 30 million for the first time this month, surpassing
the historic high set in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina...Breaking the
symbolically important 30-million mark comes on the heels of government data
that showed that 11.9 million people went hungry in America at some point last
year. That included nearly 700,000 children, up more than 50% from the year

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