U.S. Hunger, Especially for Children, Has ‘Skyrocketed’ during COVID-19
Sept. 25, 2020 (EIRNS)—The Census Bureau and the Department of Agriculture have issued statistics which show hunger in the U.S. skyrocketing during the current year, according to a report in The Intercept on Sept. 23. The number of households experiencing hunger has tripled, with 10% of households saying they sometimes or often did not have enough to eat within the past seven days. That figure was 3.7% last year. The number of children who do not have enough to eat is 14 times higher than last year.
EIR’s report “The LaRouche Plan To Reopen the U.S. Economy The World Needs 1.5 Billion New, Productive Jobs,” includes in Chapter 4, that summarizes the plans for doubling world food program, to once and for all wipe out world hunger.