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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-22-07 08:20 PM
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2. Are you sure his name isn't Robert Rectum?
:sarcasm:

Has this guy been out of his office...ever??

Hunger in USA rises by 43 percent over last five years

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/32800.php

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More than 38 million Americans go hungry, including nearly 14 million children -

Hunger in American households has risen by 43 percent over the last five years, according
to an analysis of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data released today. The analysis,
completed by the Center on Hunger and Poverty at Brandeis University, shows that more than
7 million people have joined the ranks of the hungry since 1999.

The USDA report, Household Food Security in the United States, 2004, says that 38.2 million
Americans live in households that suffer directly from hunger and food insecurity, including
nearly 14 million children. That figure is up from 31 million Americans in 1999.

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"This chronic level of hunger so long after the recession ended means that it is a man-made
problem. Congress and the White House urgently need to address growing income inequality
and the weakening of the safety net in order to get this epidemic under control." According
to the Center on Hunger and Poverty, food insecurity increased by nearly a million households
from 2003 to 2004. Rates of hunger increased in almost every single category of household during
the same time, with single mothers and those living in or near poverty continuing to suffer
from severely high rates of both food insecurity and hunger.



And that was in 2005!! I'm sure it is much worse now and escalating. :(

:kick: & recommended

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