We’ve talked about whether people in America will end up hungry as a result of this economic collapse.
Many people claim they’re already having trouble with food.
While hunger and poverty are not new issues in America, a new study finds many are facing these challenges for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. Six in 10 Americans say they have faced “food insecurity” at some point in their lives. Of those, 73 percent experienced it for the first time since the start of the current crisis.
The survey of 2,000 Americans with an annual household income under $100,000 finds 35 percent who have faced food insecurity say they’ve had to skip meals during their struggles. The USDA defines food insecurity as a “lack of available financial resources for food for all members of the home.”
Thirty-one percent said they didn’t know where their next meal would come from. Another 32 percent of those who experienced food insecurity said they didn’t have enough money to buy food. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Herbalife Nutrition and Feed the Children, the survey looked not only at how food insecurity affects Americans but also at its global impact.
These people are probably fat and melodramatic, for the most part.
That said, people were running pretty tight budgets before the lockdown. In 2017, there was a study showing 57% of Americans wouldn’t be able to handle a $500 emergency. So, it isn’t difficult to see how the economic collapse could cut into the food money of these abused peasants.
Why is it socially acceptable for everyone to be so broke?
Remember: these people are telling you they created this lockdown because they love you.