Americans Dealing With Food Insecurity
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Food banks are not just for poor or homeless people. More Americans are going hungry from increased unemployment due to COVID-19. So, folks, just a quick note to remind you all to check out your local food banks if you need a bit of help during this COVID-19 pandemic. And please be sure to help your local food banks with donations (money or food) and time if you can. Logistics of food distribution, as well as COVID-19 pandemic, and public policies, have contributed to food crisis in many parts of the USA.
Be sure to view the video below for various ways of distributing or sourcing food. Please view the video below.
While the supermarket scramble to buy meat and canned goods has subsided, one of the biggest effects of the pandemic is still growing: hunger. In America, food insecurity has hit 52 million people, an increase of 17 million from before the coronavirus struck, and it’s only getting worse, in the video “The Future of Hunger In America“, below:
Food insecurity has risen significantly around the country after the coronavirus pandemic caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, in the video “Second Harvest Food Bank CEO fears food supply shortages next year amid pandemic“, below:
Eric Cooper, CEO of the San Antonio food bank, discusses the hunger faced by people in Texas as the coronavirus pandemic has put many people in the state out of work, in the video “Texas food bank has to ration food to help the hungry“, below:
The coronavirus pandemic is causing an estimated 54 million Americans to be food insecure. We visit a family in Denver struggling with food insecurity, in the video “The US Is Facing Its Worst Hunger Crisis in Generations“, below:
The U.S. is facing food shortages amid the pandemic. States most affected are located in the South. NBC’s Gabi Schwartz joins Shepard Smith to discuss the state of food insecurity two days before Christmas, in the video published about a month ago, “U.S. faces food shortages as L.A. food bank provides help to families ahead of Christmas“, below:
More than a million people in Pennsylvania are hungry because they cannot afford or do not have access to healthy food. For some, food insecurity is a matter of financial need. But often, entire communities are cut off from proper nutrition because there are no grocery stores nearby. These so-called “food deserts” are not the only challenge. Some neighborhoods have turned into “food swamps” – places dominated by fast-food restaurants. Further, isolation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has made matters worse. This documentary examines food insecurity as a societal problem, identifying the causes and exploring the many ways in which the government, non-profits, farmers and individuals are working to bring nutritious meals to the tables of those who need it, in the video “Starved: Our Food Insecurity Crisis“, below:
“The restaurant industry has driven a significant amount of economic growth since the Great Recession, but many restaurant employees continue to end up hungry due to a two-tiered wage system that allows tipped workers to be paid as little as $2.13 an hour. CBSN Originals’ Adam Yamaguchi travels to Indiana to explore the impact of tipping as a primary source of income for people in one of America’s fastest-growing workforces, in the video “Surviving an Unlivable Wage, Full Documentary“, below:
Another possibility for sourcing food, regrowing kitchen scraps, something I also started enjoying during pandemic. Check out the video “10 Store Bought Vegetables & Herbs You Can Regrow & Get FREE SEEDS!“, below:
To lessen our food waste by making simple changes to how we store our produce, in the video “How To Make Produce Last Longer & Reduce Waste 25+ Tips!“, below:
It’s time to:
- Remember to help your local food banks/pantries
- Regrow your/our kitchen scraps
- Encourage state legislators to set minimum wage at $15/hr
- Support politicians in favor of UBI (Universal Basic Income) or Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend
Let’s be part of the solution of the food crisis.
Gathered, written, edited, posted, by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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