GOING HUNGRY: Growing Number of Americans Can’t Afford Food


A Harvard fellow told CNBC that a growing number of Americans “simply can’t afford to buy food” as inflation wrecks their finances.

The fact that there’s a large number of Americans that simply can’t afford to buy food highlights the desperation that this economic climate creates,” said Marshall Lux, a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.

“Once people start stretching out grocery payments it shows the height of personal desperation,” he said.

A recent survey conducted by LendingTree found that roughly two-thirds of Americans are concerned over how to pay for groceries amid soaring prices.

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  1. If Americans would stop buying expensive prepared foods they would save considerable expense. Store brands, inexpensive cuts of meat and sale items greatly reduce costs.
    Our heimish stores even sell salt water for the Pesach Sedorim and this week I saw one selling pre-cooked lockshon for soup.

  2. concerned over how to pay for groceries amid soaring prices. by voting Republican on 11/8/2022 and by voting for President Donald Trump שליט”א come 11/5/2024 in order to go back to the good old days of 1.6% inflation.

  3. If this is true, then we should be hearing fewer public health concerns about diseases caused by, or made worse by obesity, including type 2 diabetes and several types of arthritis. When professional “experts” make outrageous statements suggesting something is happening, when one can clearly observe the contrary, said experts should be deemed discredited and should be ignored. In fact, diseases caused by overeating are a major public health problem, and if you walk down any American street, you will notice that people are quite overweight, and one doesn’t become fat by not eating.

  4. Nobody goes hungry in the USA, except by choice. What exists in the USA is not hunger but “food insecurity”, which means that one doesn’t always know where ones next meal is going to come from. It always comes, but once in a while, maybe once a month, one worries that it might not. That’s called “food insecurity”, and it’s not a pleasant thing at all, but to compare it to actual hunger is to betray a vast ignorance of what hunger really is.