Hunger in America

With Congress on recess for Thanksgiving and no new pandemic relief package in sight, food banks are scrambling to help people desperate to feed their families. ABC’s Andrea Fujii reports.
1:29 | 11/20/20

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This morning as congress breaks for Thanksgiving the American people are left without a new corona virus relief package. More than twenty million people are claiming some form of unemployment assistance up thirteen 100%. From last year. And a program helping many of those people is set to expire at the end of the year forcing families to look elsewhere for help. And that would they think they lay over happening and then everything movie disc. Hole it. This food bank in Washington DC says they've gone from serving thirty million meals a year to fifteen. Many may have been living paycheck to paycheck but they were making things seen and they were making things but now they're not able to do that. They say 20000 kids in DC alone are going hungry each day. Up 60%. In recent months. Nationwide one in every six families is now getting food from a food bank with Hispanic and black families hit the hardest. Set SS so well Jon and gray says she and her husband often go without to ensure their kids eat enough. We will make sure that they have had their polish and then maybe another portion before we with. And Meehan that kind of got to the point of man we only eat maybe once a day. Other programs set to expire at the end of the year include a nationwide eviction moratorium. A student loan forbearance program and tax credits for paid sick leave.

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