KYW NEWSRADIO: Area Food Banks Show Hunger Rising, Here and Nationwide
BY KARIN PHILLIPS
A new federal report on the nation's hunger problem shows staggering increases in the numbers of Americans who can't afford enough to eat.
And organizations in the Philadelphia area that help feed the hungry say they are shocked by not surprised.
The USDA report, titled "Household Food Security," shows that 49 million Americans are unable to consistently get enough to eat -- and that's an increase of one-third from the year before.
About 17 million of those people are children.