Give a man a fish…and he and his family might get to eat a nutritious meal finally
We are here to report some breaking news that may come as a shock: Giving people money for food means they can buy food and thus not go hungry. Please take all the time you need to process this revelation.
According to Census data, initiatives to increase access to SNAP benefits and the stimulus payments have shrunk adult hunger rates from 11 percent in March to around eight percent now, the lowest level since the pandemic began. “Money helps,” Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, an economist and director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, told Politico. I’m no economist, but I will also give my two cents: No shit!
The pandemic has spurred unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as people lost jobs or fell ill. Food banks, community fridges, and other … Read more