Well, thank goodness the country is now better off than ever before.
And how do I know this?
I mean, he wouldn’t lie, or anything, would he?
POTUS did admit, though, that people are “not feeling it.”
So I guess the students who rely on food pantries for basic needs have not gotten the “we are better off now” memo.
Or maybe they are just not feeling it…
Tucked on the fringes of Kingsborough Community College’s campus in Brooklyn’s Manhattan Beach, walled off from the corner of a computer lab, sits a small room about 10 feet square.
Inside isn’t the usual jumble of printers, monitors and cables. Instead, the space houses neatly stacked food essentials—from tuna fish, pasta and peanut butter to juice, milk and canned fruits and vegetables….
Kingsborough’s pantry, which existed in a lesser form before becoming part of the Food Bank For New York City’s network in 2012, is one of a growing number of facilities aimed at addressing the quiet problem of hunger on campus.
At Kingsborough, students can visit the pantry once weekly and take enough for three days of meals. Between 250 and 700 people visit each month, depending on the semester, including some non-students from the neighborhood, said Heidi Lopez, director of Kingsborough’s Single Stop office, where students apply for public benefits and other free resources. During the last calendar year, there were 21,654 visits to the pantry.
The most popular pantry item is cereal. Ms. Lopez said she keeps bowls and spoons on hand for students who need to eat immediately. There are many, she said….