Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The debt ceiling deal and hunger

From our friends at the Food Research and Action Center:

"As the debt ceiling agreement becomes law today, it is noteworthy that the U.S. Department of Agriculture today posted data showing the largest single month jump in SNAP (food stamp) participation since September 2008, the month that Lehman Brothers went into bankruptcy and the Great Recession downturn accelerated. The growth was driven both by ongoing economic weakness and by natural disasters in the South."

Read more

No comments:

Post a Comment