(previously posted toons aren't noted as such after July 4, 2018, in this blog.)
Originally posted 9/22/16:
1 in 8 Americans face hunger." - U.S. Hunger Relief Charity
"1 in 6 people in America face hunger."
"In 2011, households with children reported a significantly higher food insecurity than households without children: 20.6% vs. 12.2%" - DoSomething.org
"In 2014, there were 46.7 million people in poverty" in the U.S. - worldhunger.org/ Hunger Notes
"The 2014 poverty rate for Blacks was 26.2 percent, for Hispanics 23.6 percent, for Asians 12 percent, for non-Hispanic whites 10.1 percent." "(The poverty rate was at 22.4 percent in 1959, the first year for poverty estimates.)" - Devavas-Walt 2015/ worldhunger.org/ Hunger Notes
(added 9/24/16): The U.S. poverty rate was 13.5% in 2015. - U.S. Census Bureau/ census.gov
(added 10/23/16): Please see Carbuncle Moon post 5/14/16; Four banks control...
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