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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 01:09 PM
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Hunger Report 2010
http://feedingamerica.org/faces-of-hunger/hunger-in-ame...


Hunger Report 2010


Hunger in America 2010 is the largest study of domestic hunger, providing comprehensive and statistically-valid data on our emergency food distribution system and the people Feeding America serves. Hunger in America 2010 is extremely detailed, drawing on data from more than 61,000 interviews with clients and surveys of 37,000 feeding agencies.

The report shows that hunger is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States, and our network is expanding its reach in response:

-Feeding America is annually providing food to 37 million Americans, including 14 million children. This is an increase of 46 percent over 2006, when we were feeding 25 million Americans, including 9 million children, each year.

-That means one in eight Americans now rely on Feeding America for food and groceries.
Feeding America's nationwide network of food banks is feeding 1 million more Americans each week than we did in 2006.

-Thirty-six percent of the households we serve have at least one person working.

-More than one-third of client households report having to choose between food and other basic necessities, such as rent, utilities and medical care.

-The number of children the Feeding America network serves has increased by 50 percent since 2006.



Key findings:
http://feedingamerica.org/faces-of-hunger/hunger-in-ame...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 01:16 PM
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1. "Hell, I'm not hungry. This is bullshit." - Rush DraftDodger Limbaugh (R)
Edited on Thu Feb-11-10 01:42 PM by SpiralHawk
"Dammit, I just had a triple helping of lobster stuffed with caviar and truffles for my mid-afternoon snack, and sloshed it down with a magnum of Dom Perignon champagne. It only cost a wee fraction of the $40 million bucks I get paid every year by my corporate republicon propagandamasters, so it was inconsequential.

"I just don't get it about these loser peeople whining about hunger and homelessness and shit like that. Why don't they just STFU.

"As I am sure you Dittoheads will agree, what America really needs is MORE TAX CUTS FOR RICH REPUBLICONS. Sneer."

- Rush DraftDodger Limbaugh (R - Idological 'Leader')
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 11:08 PM
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8. "let them
Edited on Thu Feb-11-10 11:08 PM by G_j
eat my words"
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happy_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 01:19 PM
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2. 37 million Americans
yikes this country is hurting!

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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 01:24 PM
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3. The Ruling Class and its CEOs don't appear to be missing many meals


K&R
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cjbgreen Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 01:32 PM
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4. Why blame teachers?
And do we really think that children who lack access to good nutrition and health care can learn and that teachers are to blame when they don't?
Teachers can and do make a difference but just as any doctor or nurse who has practiced in a setting lacking antibiotics, resources etc. the mortality rate is higher. Why aren't we outraged that our children don't have the basics.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 01:34 PM
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5. I think you meant to post to a different thread
:hi:
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 05:06 PM
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7. yikes! nt
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proudohioan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 01:43 PM
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6. And in the "richest country in the world"....
Reports like this just make me want to scream! How in the HELL can Wall Street justify their orgy of greed....oh, yeah, wait a minute, it's Wall Street; how could I be so insensitive to their "needs"!

But it is quite telling. Just adding these numbers in my head, along with the numbers of Americans losing their homes,(do we even HEAR about how many rental eviction notices are being filed?),the number of Americans on Food Stamps, etc..... these are the REAL numbers of the economy. Sure, 10% unemployment doesn't sound bad, even the "real" unemployment of around 17% doesn't sound too bad, but reports like the one in the OP reveal the true picture. Hell, I can think of 5 people just off the top of my head (excluding myself) that are jobless that don't count in the official unemployment numbers. I know of 2 people that have been unemployed for so long that they have applied for (one of them actually now receive) SSDI just to have some kind of money coming in. Both of those people have been forced to "double up" with friends and family members.

Nobody, especially M$M, wants us to know how bad it really is out there. Thank God for DU!
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 11:29 PM
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9. the media doesn't show the depth of the situation
it's hard to get the real picture. It's far more serious than they are letting on.
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proudohioan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-12-10 03:18 AM
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10. Sadly, it certainly is. On both counts.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-12-10 11:02 AM
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11. k
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-12-10 02:56 PM
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12. ==
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