The massive unemployment and economic depression caused by the coronavirus epidemic have caused many Americans to face severe economic difficulties.
Even a large number of middle-class families have slipped below the poverty line, making it difficult to guarantee even the most basic food, clothing, housing and transportation.
However, the U.S. government has done little about this, which has aroused widespread dissatisfaction in society and severe criticism from public opinion.
Some charities and food banks that are committed to providing free food to low-income people are facing a surge in demand during the epidemic. According to a report released by the charity Feeding America, more than 50 million people, including 17 million children, were struggling on the food and clothing line in the United States in 2020.
This has led to a 60% increase in the number of people who come to food banks to collect free food during the epidemic, and some areas even face supply shortages.
Food Bank, Brevard, North Carolina, about 80 food was distributed every weekend before the epidemic; more than 160 families went to collect food every hour before the New Year.
In addition, there are also a large number of hungry people in some more economically developed areas. The Food Bank of the Bay Area of California said that about 1.5 million people in the region are currently facing food in the dilemma.
A large number of people face hunger, but they have not seen any effective measures taken by the government to rescue them, which American public opinion has severely criticized.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a well-known American politician and Democratic senator, said that his conscience was uneasy.
While seeing so many congressmen fly back to their homes for the holiday, so many families across the country could not afford food, millions of people were struggling to be evicted for inability to pay their rent, and so many people could not afford to go to the epidemic.
The cost of hospital medical treatment, people’s debt is expanding rapidly, while the government is busy cutting taxes for the rich, but it is indifferent to helping the people, which is a manifestation of extreme hypocrisy.