All across America there are millions of people that this holiday season will have nothing to eat, and they will have to starve. Even now, when bo? Most of the country hit in the annual ritual of unbridled consumerism, more families than ever will be missed food to feed itself. Number of seated people on food stamps has broken all records.
The following are 15 facts about hunger in America:
1. According to one calculation, the number of sitting on grocery coupons Americans exceeds the total population of states such as Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.
2. In October 2008, the number of Americans receiving food stamps was 30,800,000. By August 2012, the figure rose to 47.1 million.
3. Now each and every American 7 4 children in the USA are on food stamps.
4. It is assumed that half of all U.S. children will be on food stamps at least once before they turn 18.
5. According to new figures just released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans living in poverty last year rose to a new record of 49.7 million people.
6. The number of Americans living in poverty is increasing every year about 6 million.
7. Today, about one in four workers in the United States brings home a salary that is at or below the federal poverty level.
8. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the poverty rate among children living in the United States is about 22 percent.
9. Overall, about 57 percent of all children in the United States are living in homes that are considered houses of low-income or poor.
10. In the U.S., about one hundred million Americans are considered either poor or are on the threshold of poverty.
11. In the state of California since 2007, the number of children living in poverty has increased by 30 percent.
12. The number of homeless families in the Washington DC area (one of the richest regions in the country) since the beginning of the last recession has increased by 23 percent.
13. More than 20 million children in the United States depend on school lunches, which save them from starvation.
14. At the moment, more than one hundred million Americans are members of at least one of the federal social welfare programs.
15. According to the Council for the Protection of Natural Resources, about 40 percent of all food in America, "released by consumers or businesses catering or is not harvested on the farm."