With the economy being hit by the surge in COVID cases and Mitch McConnell and Steve Mnuchin happy to let people suffer if it will damage the next administration, hunger is a major problem right now that will only get worse. This is a useful guide for those who can afford to give:
Congress has already adjourned for its Thanksgiving break. With no renewed government assistance in sight, at least through the end of the year, negotiations between the White House and Democrats have ground to a halt. What can we do, aside from screaming at the top of our lungs for the government to take care of us? Food banks will need all the help they can get.
Feeding America has a nationwide list of community food banks in your area, searchable by zip code. They’ll be looking for cash donations, holiday food items, or volunteer time.
World Central Kitchenis accepting donations to feed over 30 million Americans as well as to employ out of work Americans in its kitchens.
Find a mutual-aid organization in your neighborhood that is getting meals to families, and figure out how to help.
Unfortunately, getting through Thanksgiving is just the beginning. “Everything is a disaster,” Northwestern University economist Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach tells the Post. “I’m usually a pleasant person, but this is just crazy.”
Private charity can’t fully make up for a government with 3 of 4 major veto points in the hands of a death cult, but it’s what we have right now.