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Nearly One in Five Americans Report Inability to Afford Enough Food

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Nearly One in Five Americans Report Inability to Afford Enough Food

Post by Guest on Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:58 pm

“There still are unprecedented numbers of Americans who are struggling with no wages or low wages, and we can see the impact of that struggle in the food hardship data,” said Weill. “We have to strengthen programs that benefit those who are trying to make ends meet. We have the resources, even in these difficult times, to eliminate hunger in this country. The consequences of not doing this are far too severe, and the moral cost is even greater. We can’t afford to leave people behind, especially when we can see that so many are struggling.”

These numbers will keep growing as long as our elected officials refuse to acknowledge the truth! This is America, this shouldn't be happening! Evil or Very Mad


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Re: Nearly One in Five Americans Report Inability to Afford Enough Food

Post by LeannaAndPerry on Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:26 pm

When our only means of being self sufficient was Unemployment, we were drawing $266.00 per week after taxes. We (Family of two adults) applied for food stamps and were only qualified for $17.00 per month. We walked out of that office. I started taking on extra under the table work, and hubby did too on weekends, and worked a few days a week for the agencies to pay for groceries. Without that, we were actually in the hole each month, with Insurance, rent, bills, fuel, medications, etc.... And we used the safe link phone, prescription assistance program, sliding scale at the doctors office, LiHeap for one a year assistance with electricity (granting only 310.00 this year) and it still wasn't enough to get by each month. The expense of groceries were not even computed yet and we were still behind. So sad. If it wasn't for our side jobs, we would have had utilities shut off and no food to count for.


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