The news is out: [More and more Americans are going hungry as the pandemic continues to spiral out of control and government aid dries up, with children bearing the brunt of the hardship.
More than 27.3 million or 12.7% of Americans — 17.5% among households with children — reported they either sometimes or often did not have enough to eat in the last week, according to new data this week from the U.S. Census Bureau that polled people from November 25 to December 7. That’s the highest level dating back to the last week of April when the Census survey began.
“Food is just one measure of hardship facing millions of American households,” said Dr. Diane Schanzenbach, director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. “Large numbers are reporting that it was somewhat or very difficult to cover usual expenses such as food, rent or mortgage, car payments, medical expenses.”]
Meanwhile we can find enough money to build more weapons and a damn wall.