Breadline USA: The Hidden Scandal of American Hunger and How to Fix It

Breadline USA: The Hidden Scandal of American Hunger and How to Fix It

by Sasha Abramsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0981709117

ISBN-13: 9780981709116

Pub. Date: 06/01/2009

Publisher: PoliPointPress, LLC

Twenty-five million Americans-nearly 9 percent of the U.S. population-rely on food pantries. Another 13 million aren't linked to a food distribution network, and 14 million children are at risk of going hungry on any given day. Meanwhile, the faltering economy is increasing the number of American families that don't know where their next meals are coming

Overview

Twenty-five million Americans-nearly 9 percent of the U.S. population-rely on food pantries. Another 13 million aren't linked to a food distribution network, and 14 million children are at risk of going hungry on any given day. Meanwhile, the faltering economy is increasing the number of American families that don't know where their next meals are coming from.Breadline USA treats this crisis not only as matter of failed policies, but also as a portrait of real human suffering. Investigative reporter Sasha Abramsky focuses attention on the people behind the statistics-the families caught up in circumstances beyond their control. Breadline USA is a vivid reminder of the fate many more Americans will face without urgent action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981709116
Publisher:
PoliPointPress, LLC
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Pages:
209
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Note on Sources xiii

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 Driving to Hunger 21

Interlude I 49

Chapter 2 When the Month Is Longer Than the Money 55

Interlude II 71

Chapter 3 Trickle-up Poverty 79

Interlude III 101

Chapter 4 Big-Box Special 107

Interlude IV 141

Chapter 5 Elderly, Angry, and Looking for Work 145

Interlude V 165

Chapter 6 Grapes of Wrath Regurgitated 169

Conclusion: After the Fall 195

Index 201

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