In the U.S., are there any food shortages?

6 Answers

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    3 months ago
    Favourite answer

    I work in a soup kitchen. Since COVID began, we have gotten so Much in donations, we have to store it all in our dining room-which is not open for dine-in now, partly due to COVID and partly due to construction. 

    But while we went from feeding 300 per day a full meal with 5 cooks, now we are doing 'To Go' items, like chili or soup only. And our food pantry is open 5 days per week rather than 2-3. We are now feeding 600-700 per day with One or max 2 cooks. 

    The main problem now is getting volunteers-the median age is 72, and all of those folks are 'At Risk' and no longer showing up. 

    But the food is there if needed. 

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    There are a fair number of people who suffer from food insecurity -- not being sure where their next meal is coming from.  That was the case even before the pandemic.  They don't have the money to feed themselves well but don't necessarily qualify for food stamps or other forms of assistance.

    If you mean, is there a shortage of a particular type of food, no, not to my knowledge.

  • Willie
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    There are shortage of workers and we have many jobs for them, but they prefer to stay home, and make babies for more welfare.

  • 3 months ago

    The Appalachians always have had food shortages, there is simply not enough to go around in that area, mostly neglected. Most big cities have that problem as well, not every single community, but they have their share, poverty, unemployment, federal and some state reduction in benefits; so people are underfed. 

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    There is no shortage of food. There are those who prefer to go hungry rather than ask for assistance and some parents in poor families selling their assistance and children going hungry as a result. There is also some poor spending habits that affect some people. Food is available in excess. Large amounts are discarded by supermarkets and corporations for legal reasons because they can be sued in courts for giving away stale food. Overall, there is an abundance of food and obesity and types of food and diet are a far bigger issue than lack of food. It's possible local disasters and weather temporarily affects food supply as a spot shortage.

    There are enough charitable food distribution sites to cover the vast majority if people wish free food.

  • Liz
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom,” said Jesus, “and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another.”

    These are some of the signs of the end of this system of things.

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