While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) holds up coronavirus relief, Michigan's food banks are seeing dramatic rises in need.
“There are proven ways to help people find work, and taking food away from individuals makes them no more ready to find a job or secure a job."
More than 29 million Americans reported not having enough food to eat in late July, and millions more now count themselves on the verge of falling into hunger.
Before the pandemic, the Trump administration tried to cut food stamp benefits from 700,000 Americans.
“We’re getting about 60% of what we were told we would get,” Brian Greene, CEO of the Houston Food Bank, told Reuters.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, participants report not having the means to cover food, health and rent costs.