Hunger In America

Sometimes statistics are so striking they haunt. In 2010 one in five Californians struggled to afford enough food either for themselves or for their families. What’s even more striking is that California is not the exception, only slightly higher than the national average of 18%, according to a recent report by the Food Research & Action Center. But what makes these facts haunting is that according to a new Fidelity Investment survey the wealthiest five percent of Americans hold more than 55% of the nation’s wealth.
We can cry, get angry, give to food pantries or resolve to push for policies that will equalize the disparities and vote for elected officials who will work toward greater social justice.