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It’s hard giving thanks when you’re hungry. It’s harder living in the world’s richest country. It’s harder still knowing government officials don’t care. It’s hardest of all wondering how you’ll get by. More below on growing hunger and deprivation. It’s increasing in America at a time trillions of dollars go for warmaking, corporate handouts, and other benefits for rich elites. Giving thanks predated the republic. In 1621, Plymouth Pilgrims ...Read full article...
By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 Food Banks feed two million people in Spain, twice the number of people than they did in 2007, but their future is now uncertain. Although the financial crisis that has ravaged the continent turned them into the people’s pantry, their existence is now being contested by European authorities who question whether these food banks should be funded at ...Read full article...
Reuters Nearly 40 million Americans received food stamps — the latest in an ever-higher string of record enrollment that dates fromDecember 2008 and the U.S. recession, according to a government update. Food stamps are the primary federal anti-hunger program, helping poor people buy food. Enrollment is highest during times of economic distress. The jobless rate was 9.9 percent, the government said on Friday. The Agriculture Department said 39.68 million ...Read full article...