Food banks struggle to keep up with demand as US hunger soars
On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the ongoing hunger crisis in the United States, which has soared post-covid.
More than 27 million people don't have enough to eat, according to a new report from Hunger Free America. The number of people who struggle with hunger has increased by 40 percent from 2021 because federal pandemic-era benefits like SNAP and the Child Tax Credit have been cut or reduced. Food banks and aid organizations across the country are struggling to keep up with demand.
Why are politicians failing to address this crisis?