President's home state leads nation in household hunger
From the Associated Press (via washingtonpost.com):
This is a noteworthy distinction for the president. Not only does his home state top the list of household hunger, but under his watch it's gotten worse. Texas must be proud — everything really is bigger, including the social problems.
AUSTIN, Texas -- A higher percentage of Texas households were at risk of going hungry over the past three years than in any other state, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Agriculture Department. …Between 2002 and 2004, more than 16 percent of Texas households at some point had trouble providing enough food for all their family members, the USDA report said. …The latest national figures were higher than in the previous three-year period. > Read full article