The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Going Hungry in the Richest Country in the World

Jan 1, 2024

In 2022, what has been called “Food Insecurity” shot up to 17 million people in the United States unable to afford enough food. Thirteen million of this number were children. Officials say the jump had to do with the ending of pandemic era aid and inflation. And food banks have been overrun with the increased demand.

But nearly 14 million people were hungry in the U.S. BEFORE the pandemic and the temporary aid. People going hungry has always been a norm, not an anomaly, in this richest country in the world.