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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The economic "recovery" continues...? Ya, right...!

if you belong to the super-rich elites, maybe... for the rest of us...
Study: Hunger in America jumps unprecedented 46 percent

70 percent of emergency food centers face threats to their survival

If there is any indicator of the toll that the Great Recession has taken on the public, it would be the statistics beginning to emerge about hunger in the US.

According to a study from the nation's largest food bank operator, the number of Americans in need of food aid has jumped 46 percent in three years, including a 50 percent jump in the number of children needing food assistance, and a 64 percent increase in hunger in senior citizens' homes.

The study, Hunger in America 2010, found that 37 million people, or roughly one in eight US residents, received food aid in 2009. That's a 46 percent jump from a similar survey carried out in 2006.

how 'BOUT that recovery...?

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