Why Lock Downs Don’t Work; Food banks sound alarm on child hunger as Covid crisis drags on

“Things are really, really tough right now,” Savage said as volunteers from the Weymouth Food Pantry loaded a couple of boxes of food into her trunk. “We’ve been hungry a lot. Without this food bank, we’d probably not eat some nights.”

More than 50 million people living in America, including 17 million children, are likely to experience food insecurity by the end of the year, according to Feeding America, the country’s largest anti-hunger organization. That amounts to 1 in 6 Americans and 1 in 4 children — an increase of nearly 50 percent over last year.

NBC Food banks sound alarm on child hunger as Covid crisis drags on