The headline yesterday to this The New York Times #COVID19 live updates article was, "Nearly 1 in 5 young children in the U.S. don’t get enough to eat, research found."
Nearly a fifth of young children don't have enough food to eat - numbers higher than in 2008 during the Great Recession. When school is out - families who rely on school meals lose access. We've partnered with 11 school districts to provide groceries to students and their families during this difficult time. To date, we've distributed more than 34,000 emergency food bags - enough for more than 425,000 meals.
Online retailers, backed by Amazon, are beginning a campaign to press for billions of dollars to rescue the Postal Service. Nearly one in five children in the U.S. are not getting enough to eat.