Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1 in 7 Americans rely on food stamps

An article on CNN discusses the current reality of poverty in the United States. With one in seven Americans on food stamps, the number of food stamp recipients has increased by 16% over the last year. The article includes a video that is entitled, "Unemployed, kids and an empty fridge." The short video shows participants of Witnesses to Hunger - which documents participants' struggles in food insecure environments. The video provides an eye-opening look at how three women struggle to ensure that their children are properly fed and sheltered.

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