United States. Biden tackles food crisis affecting millions of Americans

Joe Biden will tackle one of the most visible effects of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic this Friday by promising immediate help to the millions of unemployed Americans who are hungry and throng to food banks.

1 900 billion emergency plan

Pending the vote in Congress of the gigantic emergency aid plan for the economy of 1.9 trillion dollars unveiled last week, the Democrat will take two decrees: the first to increase food aid in the country to face the worst crisis of modern times, the second to strengthen the social rights of federal agents.

“Nearly 30 million Americans are suffering from not having enough to eat,” said Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council of the White House at a conference with reporters.

12 million children affected

In the United States, where schools provided daily meals to students from poor families, 12 million children do not have enough to eat either.

In cities, the queues for soup kitchens have grown and food banks are overwhelmed, including in affluent suburbs of the federal capital Washington.

Source: A la Une – Le Progrès | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.

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