More Hunger, More Poverty Coming:
By Leo Holley
May 27, 2013 6:21am CST
More hunger, more poverty coming. By Leo Holley Mommy, Daddy, can I have something to eat? How many times a day is that echoed around the World and our nation. I have not seen this in reality my self but I know that it is there and some families are in this situation. Many of us do not stop and realize just because we may have plenty to eat that others do not have even bread and water. Homeless Children will experience more than just hunger. They are deprived of health care and because of this many are not in good health at all. In addition, the report claims that homeless children “endure a lack of safety, comfort, privacy, reassuring routines, adequate health care, uninterrupted schooling, sustaining relationships, and a sense of community. These factors combine to create a life-altering experience that inflicts profound and lasting scars.” 46.2 million Americans are living in poverty and has grown by 2.6 million in just the last year. Many who are working have dropped to the poverty level and this is because of inflation and their pay checks not able to meet their needs. This is a very sad situation. But there are individuals who set down at the dinner table and don’t give these crises a second thought. Why should they, they are not feeling hunger pains as those individuals are. Many Americans are out of work and this is because of the lack of job availability. Those who are looking for work, are taking jobs that they may not have taken before and if they did not they would not be working at all. These are poverty level jobs and some do not get paid enough and after rent and utilities they may not have food money. Believe me this is the way it is for some. But because of what is coming many will join the ranks of the poverty stricken and will be faced with the same fate. What will happen could strike overnight. Any type disaster could cause Grocery Stores to not open and people do not have enough food in their homes to last very long. I would say that most do not have enough food on hand to last a week and some even less because they can run to the store and get what they may need in just a short time. The trucking industry is our main source for getting food and supplies to the markets and they to could be shut down o\in many ways. There are some who see these things coming and have made preparations for it. Many have taken advise from the sources and have been putting food up for quite awhile and will not experience near the problem of those who have done nothing. There are non perishable items that can be purchased and that will last for quite awhile. One does need to check out to see what would be a good item or items for putting up for emergencies. I know that there are those who do not believe this could happen and reason it away, but that will be a big mistake for them for they could wind up in the poverty group. The warning has been given in many levels and I hope it has been taken to heart. You have to do this for your children; they can not do it for themselves. So please think about it before it is too late.
28 May 13
In my mind, Americ is a prosperous democracy, there is no poverty in this country, but I know poverty exist in every country after reading your post, but with a different set of poverty. there are many people in the word need help from other people .
• Belize City, Belize
29 May 13
@mythociate Hi again you are so so right there is really no poverty in the world I believed that there is just lack of opportunity for people and for them to believed in themselves that they can come out of whatever situation there in I do herd my Grandfather once said that poverty is a state of mine that's so true.
• Leon, Mexico
27 May 13
This is very a very anxious view! I´ve been volunteering for the poors in the last 18 years. It seems devasting there´s a lot of work to do. My children had begun volunteering with me. There is a lot of work to do. Blessings freeman... dainy
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
28 May 13
@freeman4 Not "asleep," but 'distracted' by their own lack-of-poverty ... ("'lack-of-poverty'?" you might say, "Don't you mean 'abundance'?" In a way, but not exactly. We're duped into thinking that 'our jobs' keep us out of poverty; in reality, 'our jobs' simply make us "horses urged-on by the poverty-whip" rather than "kidnapped victims tied-up and confined in the poverty-stagecoach's cage"). The difference between 'lack-of-poverty' & "abundance" is that the main feature of the former is 'getting,' while abundance is all about 'giving.'
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
28 May 13
"You have to do this for your children; they can not do it for themselves." Do what: Stock up? Psh, yeah, real smart. (That was sarcasm.) The REASON the trucking-industry supplies stores is 'because we customers NEED them to!' 'Demand' is AN EQUAL PART of the "Supply-Demand" cycle---if we Demanders slip in our duties, why blame the Suppliers for slipping in theirs?
• Center, Texas
30 May 13
Uncle Doc J: I guess you are one of the fortunate who has enough and do not have to worry about it. I do not know where you are from, but I remember when Katrina hit Texas and food run out in stores in one day. I know because I managed a truck stop. Yes, it can happen over night.
• Shingle Springs, California
28 May 13
I hope you are wrong, but I fear you are right. There is actually more than enough food to feed everybody in the world today, it's just a matter of distributing it, bypassing hoarders and roadblocks and so on. In the future, given the population growth and the finite resources on this planet, I doubt there will always be enough.