With the huge amount of layoffs, people do not have enough money and resources to live with and if things continue to get worse at such a horrifying rate, we might be nearing food shortage and starvation and I am not joking at all.
The NGOs are going nuts and they have more recipients than they ever had. Insurance companies don’t know what to do with a record number of claims for medical purposes. There is a huge shortage of food as people who have money are stocking up and people who couldn’t stock things up have to buy things at a double and even at triple the rates. The ones who cannot afford food are suffering from starvations and they are reaching out to NGOs for help, but sadly, they can’t do much here as they have many more recipients compared to the food and other resources they have. Some are getting aided and some are just isolating in hunger and if they don’t get food, they and their families might gone because in the United States of America, the corona is not the only thing which can end you know, people are also threatened by hunger. Well, we adults can manage a little bit of starvation and eating lesser portions, but children? They need food and proper nutrition to grow properly.
In the Survey of Mothers with Young Children, 17.4 percent of mothers with children aged 12 and under indicated that after the pandemic started, “the children in my family didn’t eat enough because we just couldn’t afford enough food.” For those mothers, 3.4 percent reported that their children also didn’t eat enough because of a lack of nutrition from the outset.
In contrast, 3.1 percent of mothers with a child age 12 and under indicated in the 2018 FSS that their children did not eat enough because they have never been able to afford enough food in the past 12 months. The frequency of children’s deprivation as calculated by responses to this problem has risen 460 percent.
Yet, answers to this problem alone do not completely capture food insecurity among children. To measure food insecurity, the USDA aggregates a battery of questions from the current population survey about access to food. In addition, 7.4% of mothers with children under the age of 12 had food-insecure children in their residence in the year 2018, more than double the proportion that said the children in their household did not eat enough since they couldn’t afford enough food. If the correlation between this particular issue and the total measure of child food insecurity continues to hold today, 17.4 percent of children who do not consume enough will turn into more than a third of children who experience food insecurity.
Food Banks all over the country are getting severely overburdened. People who never required food assistance are demanding it and food banks have extremely limited resources to facilitate people. Still, these food banks are working day and night to provide as much help as they can to their fellow Americans. Here are a few of the many food banks who have worked hard to serve their fellow American citizens and immigrants.