Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hunger Crisis Among Those Who Harvest Our Food

Consider the irony of this when you select fresh fruit or vegetables at the supermarket.

In Hard Times Even Harder, National Public
Radio reports that the children of migrant farm laborers inn North Carolina are more than 3 times more likely to be of "food insecure." Unemployment in the migrant labor sector has exacerbated farm labor poverty in recent months.
"Nearly a million migrant children crisscross the United States with their families from harvest to harvest and job to job. In North Carolina, migrant families struggle to find work and many rely on schools for food and clothing. The people who run North Carolina's migrant program say the living conditions and financial hardships for migrant laborers are the worst in memory."