The Poor Are Getting Poorer

There’s been a 151% increase in people needing help from the food bank in the past eight years in a steady, long-term rise. These are people with jobs.  #

6 Responses to “The Poor Are Getting Poorer”

  • GOP says:

    Wonder how closely that tracks the rise in obesity in the last 8 years.

  • oniss says:

    I’ve been these people, but was fortunate enough to not need to visit the food bank. I suspect the food bank could play a role in helping people to shop, when they do shop, differently. There are many less expensive vegetarian options that few omnivores truly consider. Rice & beans; lentils; eggs. Good quality protein and comparatively inexpensive. Do the food banks include economy nutrition education in their services? There could be an unexplored opportunity here.

  • Cville Eye says:

    “The Poor Are Getting Poorer?” Waldo, is this what you really wish to say. Let’s say there were 100 people using the food bank and now there’s 251. That represents a 151% increase but are they poorer?

  • That’s exactly what I wish to say, what with poor, in fact, getting poorer. We’re all getting poorer, courtesy of the recession. The only people unaffected are the people who are already so staggeringly poor that things can hardly get any worse.

  • Cville Eye says:

    Waldo, which article do you wish for us to read?

  • ? I wish for you to read any newspaper article about the economy in any publication in the past two years, I suppose. :)

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