Marisol Bello in USAToday in November 2009 reported the following:
- 49 million Americans went hungry or had insufficient food at some point in 2008.
- The above number is the highest reported since the government started tracking the statistic in 1995.
- In the same year, “16.7 million children did not eat regularly at some point”.
- “Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America, the country’s largest hunger-relief organization, said its food banks in states hit hardest by the recession, including Nevada, Florida, Michigan, California and Ohio, have seen 50% increases in people turning to them for help.”
- According to the United Nations, 1 in 6 of all people on the planet, approximately 1 billion people, do not have enough to eat.
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