In Detroit, a city without a major supermarket, food has long been an issue. The demand for food has now reached an all time high and Detroits middle class is now feeling the pressure that has previously only affected the city’s poorest families.
“Families are forced to buy food from corner stores with less healthy and more expensive food.”
In the recession racked town, delivery men stack boxes of goods outside stores while men dressed in military fatigues, combat boots and flak jackets stand directly beside them protecting them from any thieves.
“With unemployment over 16% in July, the food crunch is intensifying, and it is spreading to people not used to dealing with hunger. As middle class workers lose their jobs, the same folks that used to donate to soup kitchens and pantries have become their fastest growing set of recipients.”
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