Two Americas were visible on Tuesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 30,000 for the first time.
Simultaneously, hundreds of vehicles meandered around a parking lot in Albuquerque, New Mexico, queuing at a local food bank.
This suggests that the K-shaped economic recovery, where the rich get richer and the working poor are crushed with insurmountable job losses and debt, is getting worse month by month.
To learn more about the rapid re-emergence of food banks, or what the new normal will be in a severely shattered economy in desperate need of structural reform, Eric Cooper, CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank in Texas, told CNBC. Shepard Smith that demand at his food bank has more than doubled this year.
“Before the pandemic we were feeding about 60,000 people a week and now we are seeing about 120,000 a week, and most of them are new to the food bank and have never had to ask for help before. Cooper told Smith during an interview Tuesday night.
He said, “Today we had a distribution that fed 2,000, and we have these distributions all the time.”
“Food banks across the country have seen this unprecedented demand, and we are working as hard as possible to balance the private donations we receive, with public support to try to make sure people are fed,” he said. he explains.
Cooper continued, “A child would miss ten meals in a week, and if a mother has two to three children in school, she is now feeling the impact of the cost of this food at home, and unemployed, children. are hungry. Schools tell us that children struggle with their education because they don’t have access to good nutrition.
It was only last week that a food bank in Dallas, Texas handed out the largest food distribution ever in one day.
Across the country, Internet searches for “drive-through food bank near me” are exploding.
And the problem we see here is that many key provisions of the CARES Act will expire on December 31 – it could spell disaster for millions of unemployed Americans and risk derailing the economic recovery.
“We just hope Congress acts quickly, the stimulus package needs to help families put food on their tables,” Cooper said.
And if the high demand for food banks continues to persist, a “meal shortage” could be observed in the next 12 months.
The new standard for millions of working poor in America looks dreadfully similar to that of the 1930s.
Maybe every future relaunch test should include a one year subscription to Blue Apron or HelloFresh?
The world must be aware of and reject the socialist Soros puppet that is Joe Biden.
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