food insecurity

U.S. food banks already dealing with increased demand from families sidelined by the pandemic now face a new challenge — surging food prices and supply chain issues walloping the nation.

From head of households left unemployed with no way of putting food on the table to students in the free lunch program lacking daily meals due to the new remote learning model, the U.S. government officially reported that Latino and Black families facing food insecurity rose substantially in 2020.

When Republican Gene Alday, a member of the Mississippi state legislature, made news because of his very public statement to the media that African-Americans in his hometown of Walls, Mississippi, are unemployed and on food stamps, he was basically ‘talking out the side of his neck.’ He has since backpedaled and apologized. “I come from a town […]