Hunger expected to explode throughout America because of COVID-19

PHILADELPHIA — Economic fallout from the pandemic is expected to rapidly raise the level of hunger in America and the region, undoing the recovery from the Great Recession and potentially rendering millions more families unable to afford food.According to projections by Feeding America, the leading hunger-relief charity in the United States, the number of Americans who are food insecure — lacking money to buy enough food to live a healthy life — may jump from 37 million (a rate of 11.5%) to 54 million (16.7%) in 2020 alone because of COVID-19.Rates of food insecurity in Philadelphia are poised…

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