Posted By: Carol M. Pate, Ed.D.
We know that this past year will be remembered for a global pandemic, a crashing economy and the calls for racial equity. The most immediate need created by these crises is how to feed millions of people and families left hungry from being unemployed, and/or underemployed. Since the health care crisis began unfolding last spring, millions of Americans are now unemployed, struggling to pay bills and buy groceries. This fall, it was widely reported that more than 8 million people had slipped into poverty. By year’s end, the U.S. will see the biggest increase in poverty since the 1960s, according to government reports.
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