All across America, families are experiencing an alarming increase in the need for food.

Even before the pandemic hit, hunger was part of the daily lives of some 37 million Americans, including 11 million children. That’s according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 2018 and reported by Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

In the world’s wealthiest nation, those are astounding numbers.

Read the full article at The Progressive.

Karen Dolan directs the Criminalization of Race and Poverty Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Follow her on Twitter @KarenDolan.

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