Despite Economic “Recovery” Foods Banks Can’t Meet Demand

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Since at least 2010, economists have been telling us that our nation is recovering and all is well. Our jobs are coming back, GDP growth is back on its previous course, and the stock market is booming. But at the end of the day, those numbers don’t mean squat when so many people are still struggling to feed themselves.

AP reports that despite our supposed economic recovery, the number of people who need food assistance continues to climb across the United States. One food bank in Massachusetts has experienced a 7.6% increase in food distribution over the past year, while a New Mexico food bank had a 15% increase. Iowa’s “Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry Network” has seen a 20% increase over two years, causing them to reduce the amount of food they give out to their 12 food banks.

The crux of the issue seems to stem from the fact that our supposed recovery has been terrible. While there has been some increase in the number of jobs, they don’t pay nearly the same amount as the jobs they replaced. This is leaving low-income families with a rather absurd problem. They now make just enough money to be disqualified from the food stamp program, but not enough to actually pay their bills. While over 2 million people have dropped out of the food stamp program since 2013, wages are still pretty much stagnant, and the cost of living continues to grow.

Does this sound like an economic recovery to you?

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  • Guillotine_ready

    The 80 some people who control half of the world’s wealth (you read that right) have recovered what they thought belonged to them, everything we worked for and tried to provide for our families. Otherwise there has been zip recovery.
    A lot of the employed they count are h1b visa workers and illegals, their darlings. You and I have been shafted and robbed, and it is not going to stop until they are taken out of office and not one psychopath ever gets in again. Believe me whoever really wants in the office is the wrong person to put in it, no matter who they are. It is a system of payoffs and ripoffs and we are the ones who suffer. This is not our government this is a foreign power that through it’s banking system destroyed our nation.
    Recovery my backside.

    • gato felix

      Correct and still the sheeple continue falling for the voting scam!

      • sharonsj

        It’s not the voting scam, it’s the morons you elect. Instead of doing something about the economy, Republicans have spent $50 million alone in trying to repeal Obamacare. And they are clamoring for war with Iran–which your kids will have to fight, not theirs–so the military/industrial complex can get even richer.

        • gato felix

          I call it scam in the sense that voting will do nothing to bring about change favoring the 99%, because in my opinion the fix is in to favor the 1%, or maybe voting as some have said can be called an “illusion” that makes the Sheeple believe there vote counts?

        • Sonokar

          Republicans wouldn’t have to repeal ObamaWreck if the stupid democrats hadn’t voted in idiots like Obama, Pelosi, and Reid in the first place!

          And just because I’m anti-Democrat does not mean I am pro-Republican; I loathe political parties as much as I loathe sports teams — both rely on and create intellectually-immature fans.

  • Gearmoe

    The majority of the Country has changed little since 2009~2010. There are pockets where this is not true as people have moved to these areas giving the impression of housing shortages and rising prices everywhere, this is simply untrue.

  • Mike

    There has been no recovery. And as long as the NWO is in charge their won’t be.

  • none

    The closer you get to the Mexican boarder, the higher the food bank usage?

  • I blame global warming, hey didn’t that cause ISIS too?

  • PacE

    LOL recovery, wow there is none.

  • RE

    “There is a sucker born every minute”…
    “Happy birthday everyone”!