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As 54 Million U.S. Residents Struggle for Food, Senate Adjourns Without Passing Relief Bill

HeadlineOct 28, 2020

President Trump said Tuesday that any deal on a new stimulus bill would have to wait until after the November election. Trump’s comments came after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the Senate until November 9 following Monday’s vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. This comes as more than 54 million U.S. residents are struggling to afford food, according to the hunger relief organization Feeding America. Here in New York, the food bank operator City Harvest says 2.5 million people don’t have enough money for basic necessities. This is Guillermo Lugo, manager of a food distribution market in the Bronx.

Guillermo Lugo: “The average at this market was about 200-250 families. Since the onset of the pandemic, the average attendance at this market is 650 families. And it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.”

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