Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Where's the outrage over hunger in this State?

According to the Globe and Feeding America a group of 200 US food pantries found an estimated 571,000 residents of this state, relied on food banks. In other disturbing facts, more than 1/3 of families surveyed had at least one working adult, 50% of food recipients receive food stamps, 79% of the surveyed with children under 18 lacked sufficient food, the percentage of clients aged 65 and older increased to 14%, up from 11% in 2006.

Our government has got to make more of an effort to provide emergency food relief now, as we do for every other country that needs help. What does it say about our elected officials?