И тем не менее....
Before the coronavirus shut down the U.S. economy and cost Traxler her job as a substitute teacher, she’d visited some community food shelves, but had never been to a large-scale food bank in her life. Now, at age 41, she is a regular. This is one of the most jarring aspects of the hunger crisis: About one-third of those relying on food shelves, large-scale and emergency food distributions now are doing so for the first time, according to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. In parts of Minnesota, that number is closer to 70%.
With the nation pitched in a fierce debate over entrenched and systemic inequalities, the most basic divide—who eats well and who goes hungry—is becoming more acute every day. Even before the pandemic, the U.S. already had the highest number of people who couldn’t afford a basic energy-efficient diet among the world’s 63 high-income countries