So, how is the country doing after a six-year diet of crumbs? Well, the good news is that, just in time for Thanksgiving, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has found a way to eliminate hunger in America. The USDA will now use the term “very low food security” to describe people who used to be considered “food insecure with hunger.” Statistically speaking, hunger will no longer exist for the 3.9 percent of U.S. households in the “very low” category this represents about 11 million people, using 2000 Census figures. The bad news is that the latest report says we have seen five straight years of increases in the number of Americans unable to afford the food they need.
Well, that's just great, good people at One Utah. Just when the Holy Moly Supplemental Food Pantry was about to double the number of times we distribute food to the hungry, we'll have to revise our plans and help the foodly insecure instead. Thank goodness there is no more hunger, though.
I wonder when we might expect extreme poverty and AIDS to be abolished in favor of "very low quality-of-life expectations?" Or of the lack of clean water in Africa to be revised to "very low hydration and irrigation opportunities" there?
[tags]Hunger, Poverty, USDA, "Compassionate Conservatism" [/tags]