Food Banks Warn They Will Soon Run Out Of Food As Economic Suffering Explodes All Over America
What are hungry Americans going to do when the food banks don’t have any more food for them? Over the past couple of weeks, we have witnessed the largest spike in unemployment in all of U.S. history. Since most of those workers did not have any sort of a cushion to fall bank on, a lot of of them have been forced to seek out emergency assistance for themselves and their families almost immediately. Of course our national network of food banks was not built to handle this sort of a scenario, and as you will see below, many of them are already starting to run out of food. But if things are this bad at the very beginning of this new economic downturn, what are things going to look like a few months from now?
Following Friday’s report, Ellen Zentner, chief U.S. economist at the New York-based investment bank Morgan Stanley, lowered her growth forecast for second-quarter gross domestic product to -38 percent on an annualized basis. She says the U.S. economy will lose 21 million jobs, running the unemployment rate up to 15.7 percent, a level not seen since the Great Depression.
Of course the people that are going to feel the most pain are those on the lowest rungs of the economic food chain.
According to Bloomberg, “bread lines are forming” even in some of the wealthiest areas of the country…
via theeconomiccollapseblog Food Banks Warn They Will Soon Run Out Of Food As Economic Suffering Explodes All Over America