Skip to comments.Going Hungry In America: ‘Distressing,’ ‘Humbling’ And ‘Scary’ (Obama's America)
Posted on 08/22/2012 8:48:38 PM PDT by blam
Going hungry in America: Distressing, humbling and scary
By Tim Skillern
Dave Krepcho, director of the Second Harvest Food Bank, checks inventory at the food bank warehouse in Orlando, Fla. In the past four years, food distribution to 500 pantries, shelters, and other relief agencies in the six-county area has jumped about 60 percent. In the last year alone, that amounted to 36 million pounds of food. Krepcho estimates about 30 percent of those seeking help are first-timers. They're blue-collar and white-collar, many middle class, even some upper middle class. They include college-educated couples and professionals. (John Raoux/AP)
Cheryl Preston knows that others are worse off. But she's still hungry.
As grocery prices creep higher and her income sags, rationing her family's food is a daily task. The 54-year-old mother of three and grandmother of three in Roanoke, Va., says there are days she skips meals so her husband and son can eat. If they notice, she says, she'll let them think she's fasting. She waters down the milk and juice to make it last longer. She visits food pantries, but it's not enough.
"Who would think that in the land of plenty, hard-working families would go hungry? But I am living proof it is true," Preston writes in a first-person account for Yahoo!.
In the last three years, she hasn't been able to replace a $500 loss in monthly income. Her husband's job can't always guarantee 40 hours a week; his second job lasted only through Christmas. So mealtime suffers: Her family eats in one day what they used to eat at one meal. Often, they manage on a nearly barren cupboard for five or six days until the next pay day. They sometimes skip family gatherings at restaurants because
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So they cancelled the HUGE ever-growing Food Stamp, farm commodity (”Government Cheese”), WIC and other supplemental food programs while I was sleeping last night? You’d think there’d be a thread or two about it!! Buehler? Buehler?
It is sad what Obama and the Rats have done to this nation.
Interesting comments at the link.
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Obviously we need more socialism. /s
"Americans are just starving--starving I tell ya."
Where are the parents of those three grandchildren and why don’t they help out?
Exactly. Extended families need to band together and help each other out.
Guess these guys never heard of a 10 pound bag of rice, a gross of pinto beans, salt pork and a bag of flour for ho cakes.
I’m sorry but this food bank stuff is getting on my last nerve. Even my daughter’s high school is begging for food bank pantry food.
I use to deliver boxes of food to needy families all donated from my church members. We knew which ones were really needy and those who just wanted handouts when they were detoxing.
Hope you are well 2DV!
>It is sad what Obama and the Rats have done to this nation.
No brother. It’s our sins.
From Dinesh D’Sousa: “A few days ago I received a call from a man I recently met named George. He was a bit flustered, and soon informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition. He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills. Since George was at the hospital I asked him to let me speak to a nurse, and she confirmed that Georges son was indeed ill. So I agreed to send George the money through Western Union. He was profusely grateful. But before I hung up I asked George, Why are you coming to me? He said, I have no one else to ask. Then he said something that astounded me, Dinesh, you are like a brother to me. - Actually, George has a real life brother who just happens to be the president of the United States. (George Obama is the youngest of eight children sired by Barack Obama Sr.) Georges brother is a multimillionaire and the most powerful man in the world. Moreover, Georges brother has framed his re-election campaign around the Fair Share theme that we owe obligations to those who are less fortunate. - One of Obamas favorite phrases comes right out of the Bible: We are our brothers keeper. Yet he has not contributed a penny to help his own brother. And evidently George does not believe, even in times of emergency, that he can turn to his brother in the White House for help. - By the way... George lives in a shanty in the Huruma slum in Nairobi, Africa. He gets by on a few dollars a month.
So much for “spreading the wealth around”. Well, only if it is somebody else’s wealth...
Interesting comments at the link.
Perusing those comments I get the feeling that they know, deep down, the Obamasocialists are to blame, but they (most) won’t directly say so. I do get the feeling that a tide is building and it’s not for Obinga.
Yep, especially poignant are the ones about how much we are spending in that cesspool called Afghanistan. There is nothing worth dying for.
Precious little in the ME worth dying for..
“I’m suprised that the MSM would publish a story like this so close to the election and a POS Democrat as president.”
It may be to give the impression that Repubs will make things worse; they have to stop Americans from reflexively responding to the “are you better off...” question by sending The Sultan packing.
I'm with you. In my area, there are constant exhortations to "feed the hungry" as if my part of the country has starving wraithes by the roadside begging for scraps of food. However, I see very few underfed people around here. In fact, most (including myself) could stand to lose a few pounds.
Want to help feed the hungry, find a food pantry in your community and donate food only directly to them.
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