The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


U.S. hunger: 'Unacceptable'

According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, nearly 43.6 million Americans lived in poverty in 2009, more than one-eighth received food stamp benefits, and one in four U.S. children lived in a home where caregivers had trouble putting food on the table.

"Totally unacceptable," said David Beckmann, an ELCA pastor and president of Bread for the World.

"Low-income families ... tend to be the first hurt and the last to recover during a recession," he said. "We need to urge our nation's leaders to do more to help the millions of struggling families."


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