Stealing to survive: More Americans are shoplifting food as aid runs out during the pandemic

Mikyung Lee for The Washington Post By Abha Bhattarai and Abha BhattaraiReporter covering the retail industryEmailBioFollowHannah DenhamHannah DenhamBusiness reporterEmailBioFollowDec. 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. UTCEarly in the pandemic, Joo Park noticed a worrisome shift at the market he manages near d...

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Hasnain says:

“Nearly 26 million adults — or 1 in 8 Americans — reported not having enough food to eat as of mid-November, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau. That figure has climbed steadily during the pandemic, and has hit record highs since the government agency began collecting such data in 1998.”

Only one word summarizes this feeling: anger

Posted on 2020-12-11T02:56:59+0000