More Americans are getting unemployed, facing hunger and looking to food banks - AP News Report

07/December/2020
AP News: Millions of Americans do not have enough money to feed their families. People are out of work, short of cash and looking to food banks to fill the table.
An Associated Press analysis of data provided by food banks in the Feeding America network found a nearly 60 percent increase in the amount of food distributed since the coronavirus pandemic began..

Feeding America estimates those facing hunger will swell to 1 in 6 people, from 35 million in 2019 to more than 50 million by this year’s end. The consequences are even more dire for children — 1 in 4, according to the group.

Some states have been hit especially hard: Nevada, a tourist mecca whose hotel, casino and restaurant industries were battered by the pandemic, is projected to vault from 20th place in 2018 to 5th place this year in food insecurity, according to a report from Feeding America.

In four states — Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and Louisiana — more than 1 in 5 residents are expected to be food insecure by year’s end, meaning they won’t have money or resources to put food on the table, the report said... apnews.com


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