Abstract: This article comments on the state of poverty in the U.S. with respect to its effects on hunger among the citizens. Although malnutrition and starvation that prevailed through the 1960s have largely disappeared, an estimated 33 million people live in households that are not sure where their next meals are coming from. Food and hunger are a window through which the current state of the U.S. can be seen. The country has become indifferent to the basic needs of its people, one that forces millions of them to depend on private charity that is not enough, inefficient and often unavailable.
Source: Nation, 8/18/2003-8/25/2003, Vol. 277 Issue 5, p17-22, 5p, 1 Illustration
"Students without Homes" by Vicky Dill