Editor’s Note: Hunger and food insecurity are increasing dramatically across America. Patch has teamed with Feeding America to get more food on the tables of our neighbors in an ongoing, sustained effort. This story, running nationally across our network of Patches, provides information on how you can help.
ACROSS AMERICA — Among the many casualties of the coronavirus pandemic is a sense of security at America’s dinner tables. More than 54 million Americans may find themselves staring at sparse or empty plates before 2020 is over, according to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.
That’s 17 million more Americans struggling with food insecurity than before the pandemic. That’s about twice the population of New York City.
Any one of the hungry could be your next-door neighbor — someone like Adriana Rosas, a single mom who cut every bit of fat out of her budget after losing her job to