One in five US children go to bed every night without food
They go to sleep hungry and wake up hungry. Their main meal of the day is their school lunch.
In many families, millions of children, the kids get to take turns eating dinner. Tonight it's Billy's turn to eat, and his sister Sarah can watch and wait for her turn tomorrow. And while this is going on we are passing permanent tax cuts for the wealthy -- and there are people here posting about how hard it is to get by on only 30K a month.
I used to help run a charity event for the poor kids in my area. We raised about 70K a year and even penny went to help provide something for local poor kids at Christmas. We would take these kids Christmas shopping at Walmart, no parents allowed. We tried to make sure that every kid got at least one toy they wanted, but most of them had other ideas about what would make a good present.
It's pretty sad when some little girl tells you that she really wants a coat for herself because she doesn't have one, and they have no heat in their house. These are kids, and in my little county alone there were more kids getting nothing than we had money to help.
I have been hungry myself. I'm not now, TODAY, because my wife went to the food bank on Friday. I just had three pieces of bread. Score!