Greensboro High Point NC top nationwide hunger list, Gallup poll, April 18, 2015, North Carolina eighth overall, 17.2 percent in US reported food hardship, Only top 10 metro area with 25 percent plus reporting food hardship

Greensboro High Point NC top nationwide hunger list, Gallup poll, April 18, 2015, North Carolina eighth overall, 17.2 percent in US reported food hardship, Only top 10 metro area with 25 percent plus reporting food hardship

“I hear a lot of people say the recession is over, the economy is better … that’s true for many people, but that’s not true for most of those we are serving because the recovery hasn’t reached them yet,”…Clyde Fitzgerald, Second Harvest Food Bank 

“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton 

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984”

 

 

From the Greensboro News Record April 18, 2015.

“Another poll has ranked the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area as among the hungriest in the country.

Only this time, the Gallup poll commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center in 2014 ranks the area No. 1 for people who had difficulties securing food, based on a percentage of the total population.

North Carolina placed eighth overall, with Mississippi at the top of the rankings. Louisiana was second, followed by West Virginia.”

“Most of the area’s problems can be traced to 2007 when textile companies, furniture manufacturers and call centers began eliminating jobs. It’s a list that’s as daunting as it is distinguished and includes such companies as Cone Denim, American Express and Thomas Built Buses.”

“The poll asked a single question: Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?

It was posed to hundreds of thousands of households across the country as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

The result: Americans in every community and state struggle to put food on the table.

Across the country, 17.2 percent of respondents reported food hardship — an indicator of hunger. It’s the lowest rate since Gallup began collecting this data in early 2008.

“The immediate response I had was, ‘Here’s our opportunity to take our biggest challenge and turn it into our biggest opportunity for innovation,’ ” said Marianne LeGreco, a communication studies professor at UNC-Greensboro who specializes in food policy and public health communication.

According to the Gallup poll, Greensboro-High Point is also the only metro area in the top 10 with more than 25 percent saying they had a food hardship.”

Read more:

http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/greensboro-high-point-top-nationwide-hunger-list/article_88828c52-e568-11e4-9b5b-db55afd7f635.html

 

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12 responses to “Greensboro High Point NC top nationwide hunger list, Gallup poll, April 18, 2015, North Carolina eighth overall, 17.2 percent in US reported food hardship, Only top 10 metro area with 25 percent plus reporting food hardship

  1. citizenwells

    “Much of the drop in the unemployment rate in NC came from people dropping out of the labor force.”

    “Lack of jobs is the problem.

    From May of 2008 to November of 2014, the labor force participation rate plummeted 5 percent in NC. The unemployment rate is the same.”

    “But the encouraging numbers doesn’t necessarily mean many more people are working. The number of people who are actually working in those counties has improved very slowly or decreased during the same period, suggesting that many people have stopped looking for work altogether.

    In Guilford County, 234,645 people were working in December 2014, compared with 233,313 a year earlier. This is part of an ongoing — but painfully slow — trend. The current figure, for example, is not a dramatic improvement from the December 2008 figure of 229,813.”

    https://citizenwells.com/2015/02/05/nc-governor-pat-mccrory-speech-on-employment-misleading-big-unemployment-rate-lie-greensboro-news-record-article-record-numbers-leave-labor-force-percent-of-population-working-plummets-immigrants/

  2. Forgive me if this has been already posted.
    So many traitors to our country.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/hillary-clintons-big-benefactor-has-trade-links-with-iran/ar-AAbeuxF

  3. oldsoldier79

  4. This may help to clear up certain questions about the usurper.
    *************

    Two commentators on different Middle Eastern television networks, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, both claim that Obama is working to side with Iran because his father from Kenya was a Shiite Muslim.

    “Barack Hussein Obama is the son of a Shiite father,” said London-based Iranian opposition activist Abu Muntasir Al-Baloushi. “There is no doubt that he is Iran’s lifesaver. Some people call him the Iranian lobby in America. He suffers from a peculiar complex.”

    Syrian writer Muhydin Lazikani said separately, “I am not peddling some theory and I am not being a racist, but Barack Hussein Obama is the son of a Shiite Kenyan father.”

    http://po.st/4x6w3A

  5. Good afternoon from beautiful Wake Forest, N.C.!

    BTW My son-in-law, who lives here, is recently unemployed along with many of his coworkers because of cutbacks at a large international company.

  6. citizenwells

    The town of Wake Forest?

  7. oldsoldier79

    I can’t tell for sure exactly what this means….but I have a real good idea !!!

    What a hell of a way to advertise it !

  8. Yes 27587

  9. oldsoldier79 | April 18, 2015 at 4:51 pm |

    OMG, RM! I just put together a favorite dish I hadn’t made in a long time; now, I need the Tums and Mylanta.

    That’s obviously a photoshopping job unfortunately, I think it’s pretty close to the real thing.

    Lord have mercy…..

  10. oldsoldier79

    SueK…

    As you can tell, I’m not a big fan of Killary’s……i do not want to be any closer than 1 mile to her at any time…bad things happen to those who get real close to her……

    Yes I agree with you on your assessment of the photo….but I also agree that it is pretty close to the real thing……..if the truth be known !

    What was that favorite dish ?

  11. oldsoldier79 | April 19, 2015 at 8:52 am |

    Hi RM,

    Right; I’m tired of the Clintons and even more tired of the Bushies. We’ve had enough! Is America ready for a woman President? Perhaps, but not her! We have enough trouble right now without the Bush or Clinton mafias contaminating D.C. even further. It’s time for new, genuinely conservative blood (but not the ineligible Rubio, Jindal, or Cruz).

    The dish was from scratch fried rice with shrimp; currently fighting The Cold from Hell and that’s what it wanted :).

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