Hunger In America
“I was visiting with this family and one of the little boys said he wasn’t going to eat,” said Russell, development director for Forgotten Harvest, a Detroit-based nonprofit that rescues and redistributes fresh food. “He said, ‘Oh, I’m not eating dinner because it’s my brother’s turn tonight.Tomorrow is my night.’”
When, as a country, are we going to acknowledge that poverty is a problem in the US? When are we going to stop believing in the myth of the welfare queen and recognize that these programs need to be strengthened not dismantled?