Skip to comments.Thanksgiving is here, so is hunger: Record number of Americans worry about providing food...
Posted on 11/23/2010 12:52:50 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
This Thanksgiving Im grateful to be living in Washington.Its a fascinating city, a place filled with contrasts. The earnest and the devious meet here. The powerful walk the same halls as swarms of wannabees.
However, the District of Columbia is also one of the clearest examples in the nation of massive inequality. While my family has been happy here, as we approach the holidays many of our neighbors are making do with far fewer resources. At least in my family, now is the time to think about our blessings and focus on how to help our neighbors.
With the upcoming holiday season, a lot of those thoughts turn to food. Theres no doubt that Americans have a complicated relationship with food theres too much obesity, and yet many are going without sufficient meals.
In the last few years in Washington, an average of about 13% of households have been food insecure, according to government statistics, meaning that at some point during the year those folks had difficulty providing enough food for all their family members.
The picture is worse in the United States overall. The percentage of food insecure households rose to a record high 14.7% in 2009, although it was up only slightly from 14.6% the year before. The data go back to 1995.
It could have been a lot worse....
(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...
Now, after Nov. 2, suddenly, they're back.
And just what is it that separates the haves from the have nots in D.C.? Could it be that some have been able to form parasitic relationships with the rest of the nation, while the others have to work for a living serving the parasites?
The AP has been telling us to expect Christmas sales to be slightly higher that last year. Hilarious. There is no way, I can’t see it.
People are going hungry yet obesity is epidemic. I can’t keep up!!!!
Which is it going to be........we’re all too fat or we’re all too thin?
People are constantly complaining about the Government programs. When I was a kid there were no such programs because it was the responsibility of the local churches to feed and cloth the poor. The money and workforce for such projects coming from church members. For some reason people no longer seem willing to become involved and expect the Government to take over these projects and you can see how well that has worked out.
I recently moved to the mid west, you know the Bible Belt. I started attending a Fundamental Baptist church. At a women’s meeting we were discussing upcoming projects and someone suggested collecting food for the local food bank. Great idea I thought. Boy was I wrong. Hardly anyone donated and those that did donated canned goods that expired in 2007..really! If we are not willing to help out our neighbors than we wind up with the miserable Government system that is in place now. My son once wrote a paper that stated:
“Once we looked to the church for salvation, now we look to the Government for salvation where there is none.”
Soon Chinese moms will be telling there kids the same. The tables are reversing on us.
That is exactly what my husband says probably happens. Many of them probably have cell phones and have bought at least one foo fooey coffee in the week leading up to going to the food bank.
Well, for any one of them who voted for Obama; “Eat hot hope!”
Of course this can't be happening, Obama was going to pay my rent and gas, feed my chil’ren!
“The percentage of food insecure households rose to a record high 14.7% in 2009”
Food Insecurity: “Have that extra helping of gravy today, you may not get dessert tomorrow”
Maternal Mineral had the same reaction at the church she attends. Church people seem to talk charity but seem not to manifest much of it.
If food is a right, the government’s bill to regulate home gardens and farmer’s markets is even worse. You can’t get a job because of their policy, and it may be illegal to raise your own food to feed yourself, too.
Americans are starving so the government cut off the water supply to California's Central Valley - an agricultural powerhouse. I, too, am confused.
That is the liberal buzzword running throughout the article. Sort of like, “global warming”, “climate change”, etc.
Look for this phrase to enter the MSN mantra just like “progressives” (as opposed to liberals).
The MSM cannot die soon enough for me.
According to what was said on FNC, *food insecurity* means that the person/family had *ONE DAY* out of the _month_ when they were not *certain* they had enough food.
Well, that happens here when we get so busy, there is no time to go shopping until all we have left in the fridge is condiments and the *pick up* grocery list expands into 2 full pages because we have had to dip into storage supplies.
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