The continuous deterioration of the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States poses a huge challenge to the food and clothing of low-income people. According to American media reports, the number of people applying for “relief” in many states in the United States has increased significantly compared with previous years. With the arrival of traditional American holidays, there are more and more places in the United States in line to receive relief food.
This is the parking lot of a school in Los Angeles. On the 25th, a large number of local residents came here to collect food distributed by relief agencies.
Los Angeles resident: Everything is expensive now and there is not enough money, so we have to come out for help.
Los Angeles residents: This is very important. Now we all need help.
Los Angeles resident: I’m the only one working in my family, my husband is unemployed, we volunteer in school, and I have been doing odd jobs. But we are still lucky. There is still some food on the table.
Demand for relief food distribution in the Los Angeles area has surged this year, and some holiday food distributions more than doubled as last year, according to staff.
There is also a long line in front of a food relief agency in Houston, Texas, and residents in need of need to wait for more than one hour.
Houston resident: In the past 18 months, I have only worked for six months because of various things, and life is very difficult.
American media: More than 50 million Americans face the problem of “unsatiable”
According to a report released by CNN and other U.S. relief organization Feeding America, more than 50 million Americans will not have enough food in 2020, that is to say, nearly one in six Americans, including a quarter of children, will face insufficient food this year. The problem.