Hunger increasing across the nation as Congress seeks remedy to situation


Nearly 300,000 people have applied for food stamps in the past 10 weeks in New York.

A hotline telling people where they can find food assistance has seen a tenfold increase in calls since the coronavirus pandemic struck upstate New York. Lines to receive food and meals have stretched to hundreds of cars long in Albany. Many food pantries have doubled the number of people they serve, especially those that deliver groceries to homes.

As more Americans lose their jobs during the crisis, hunger is increasing in America. Democrats and Republicans are at odds over what to do about it…

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