Residents in the wealthy suburb of Willingmoore,
California never thought it would come to this. With
unemployment soaring and homes foreclosing right and
left, families in this neighborhood are unable to put
food on the table. FEMA and local social service
organizations are stepping in to fill the gap.
These days, a typical morning starts with a long line of
hungry people lining the spotless sidewalks waiting for
a handout. The scene is eerily reminiscent of 1930 era
depression images - except for the occasional Hermes
handbag or Valentino suit.
Resident Christine Belham says she realized their family
was in trouble when they had do start cutting back on
essentials. “We sold two of our cars” she revealed.
Belham is grateful for the assistance coming from local
and federal aid programs. “It’s so sweet of them to do
this. I just wish there were more organic options at the
Class America - The Nouveau Poor Queue for Food Handouts
Jeff Walters, head of the California Anti-Famine
Initiative responded to criticism about allocating funds
to feed the wealthy. “Upper class Americans are the
backbone of our economy. Consumer spending accounts for
70% of the GDP. We have to get these people back on
their feet or the rest of us are doomed.”
By December, 45% of U.S. suburbanites are expected to
require assistance feeding their families.
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