April 23, 2024
NewsThe Perfect Storm - Jobless Claims Reach 6.6 Million, Food Banks Overrun, Hunger Crisis Looms

The Perfect Storm – Jobless Claims Reach 6.6 Million, Food Banks Overrun, Hunger Crisis Looms

  • "These numbers show that the pandemic is causing economic shocks never experienced in our lifetime."
  • "First we saw people who lived paycheck to paycheck, got laid off and didn't know where the next meal was coming from, followed by those who had a couple of weeks of savings. Now, people who knew about us because they donated or volunteered are coming in for food… The 2008 recession doesn't touch this. It's a different ballgame."

Jobless claims in the United States have reached 6.6 million a number that has never been seen before. Previously, the highest week for applications was 695,000 in 1982. Further, during The Great Recession, jobless claims reached 665,000 in March of 2009. In addition to the unrealistic amount of job loss, food banks across the nation are seeing an unprecedented amount of persons, with some areas reporting an eight-fold increase. America is facing a hunger crisis.

Sheila Christopher, directo...

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