Child Hunger Increases And More Massachusetts Families Relying On Food Banks | NBC Nightly News


Massachusetts has seen an increase in child hunger, while families struggle with stalled pandemic aid and the holidays approaching. The head of the Greater Boston Food Bank tells NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden that they have never seen need “so pervasive.”
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123 thoughts on “Child Hunger Increases And More Massachusetts Families Relying On Food Banks | NBC Nightly News

  1. LaTrell Reply

    Hey Trump, are we great yet?

    • Eric Vahl Reply

      @A A congress is still getting their checks, stop fighting with your fellow countrymen and fight our corrupt politicians, united we stand divided we fall

    • greg fuzi Reply

      @A A ya mine to he friends of the courts they stole mine to.

    • Chris McRae Reply

      @Eric Vahl HECK YEAH ✊

    • Wolf's Mocs Reply

      @Chris McRae both are, not just one BOTH

  2. Mr_Insomniac420 Reply

    I wonder why lol keep pushing fear and hysteria expecting a mask will save you from a virus let alone hunger and unemployment every news site has a agenda nothing but fear mongering. Who’s fact checking the fact checkers? wake tf up


    What is really sad is the majority of American parents don’t know how to cook healthy cheap meals. Burgers and fries. Give me a break.

    • Linda M Reply

      Definitely agree. As a single mom of 2 young boys for many years, I never had much to spend on food, every dollar mattered and we ate very little processed food. It seems like we have a generation or two that need to know what “staples” are…I do feel for people out of work or who have lost income due to covid/not being able to work. It has hit many Americans very hard.

  4. Brooke Albretsen Reply

    Thank you for including how to help!

  5. Alaska Pirates Reply

    Republicans do not care about humans.

    • tamoon sonalin Reply

      Do you think where is this money come from ? To give to charity then give to these people. Most of this money is from small businesses and some rich people. Most of small business and some rich people are republican.

    • Alaska Pirates Reply

      @tamoon sonalin 🤦🏻‍♂️

  6. Edie Beacon Reply

    I wonder how many of these people just keep having kids like how does a guy and woman take care of five kids when the man makes 15 dollars a hour

    • MotoAtheist Reply

      Nobody wants to confront this aspect of reality. Responsibility for ones life choices seems to be a thing of the distant past. Couples who can barely support themselves just keep pumping out kids without any consideration of the financial difficulties. On top of that, ever since society started paying mothers to be breeders, it’s been a very popular choice for single mothers. They date Mr. Bad Boy, have a kid, deadbeat leaves and so the single mom starts finding more guys to get knocked up and have more kids to get more money from government. When those kids grow up, they follow moms lead and it becomes a never ending cycle and a major burden on tax dollars.

    • Loretta Gallagher Reply

      @MotoAtheist Totally true. Alot of those Breeders sure have really nice Tattoos.

    • Paddy Whack Reply

      Because their religion tells them to multiply, and tells them that condoms cause abortions, etc etc etc. I’m sure that self-righteous faithful of all creeds agree. Yeah… the sanctity of life for hypocrites ends when the kid is born. So stfu.

    • Greenie Drone Reply

      @MotoAtheist there’s a correlation between teen pregnancy, autism, and wrong way driving in the US

  7. D-DAYwillExecute Reply

    Poverty By Design. Problem Reaction Solution. There are a handful of trillionaire elites that could literally fill the bellies of EVERY person on this entire planet with nutritious food that would provide wonderful health and energy, but that would lead to “overpopulation”… Warren Buffet and Bill Gates fund basically EVERYTHING that’s used to corrupt the human soul, and VACCINES AREN’T A SYMBOL OF HEALTH! Especially an experimental mRNA vaccine that’s never been rolled out before EVER

  8. David Ellis Reply

    Trump doesn’t care.

    • A A Reply

      Why should he, he’s rich

  9. Alaska Pirates Reply

    The USA will never help end starvation. Not as long as a republican holds office.

    • tamoon sonalin Reply

      Really? Why do you depend on government to take care of your kid? I feel bad for people who lost their jobs through this pandemic. Most of responsibility to take care your children is you not government. If you can not take care of them you shouldn’t make them to the world, also government didn’t make you to have those children or made these children with you.

    • Gabriel Trent Reply

      @tamoon sonalin I don’t know maybe because they tax our paychecks.

    • The Great Spirit Reply

      No, it will never end with either party.

    • Pjtj56 Reply

      Clearly you are kidding?? Why do you expect others to feed you??

    • Alaska Pirates Reply

      @Pjtj56 98% of the ppl I see using an EBT card wear MAGA hats🤷🏻‍♂️🤣

  10. Penny M. Reply

    We need the stimulus checks!!!!! Go Bernie!!!! Bed there for us!!!!!

    • Chris McRae Reply

      Nancy refuses to give us peasants a few bread crumbs.

  11. easyasdell Reply

    No Stimulus Checks.
    …Merry Christmas from Nancy UGLYosi & B!+ch “3 Chins” McConnell!

    • John Hayes Reply

      Em McConnell could pass it by himself lol but he cba

    • easyasdell Reply

      @John Hayes …I just looked up that term, & you’re right.

  12. Mike Alinea Reply

    Trump said, Make America Great Again. More like “Made America Hungry Again”☹️😤

    • j m144 Reply

      Lol. Not trump’s fault you misinformed clown

    • j s Reply

      @j m144 Well, if Trump took the pandemic control task seriously, then this won’t happen

    • Pjtj56 Reply

      It’s a Democratic run state!!!! With the Dems in charge of the country it can only get worse😥

  13. Chaz Jackson Reply

    But yet the most important thing is Republican calling Biden president.

  14. The Wolf Reply

    One person, Mitch

    • J Rodriguez Reply

      The whole GOP is to blame, they walk in lockstep

    • Chris McRae Reply

      Nah this is all Nancy and the corrupt Democrats

    • The Wolf Reply

      House controls the purse 👛 but senate confirms

  15. Phanthom Prince Reply

    Make america Hungry again 😂🤪🏌️‍♂️

  16. Spicy Bella Reply

    I am hurting hungry 😫 me and my kids

    • NICK GEHRZ Reply

      Get a job,, or another one.

    • The Great Spirit Reply

      Do you have a GoFundMe page?

    • Deirdre Morris Reply

      @NICK GEHRZ ever been unemployed, willing to work, and no ones hiring? Having to choose between rent or food? Have some compassion.

    • Spicy Bella Reply

      @Deirdre Morris
      ¹Thank you!

    • Spicy Bella Reply

      @The Great Spirit I have a

  17. donnadicasa Reply

    In the richest country…

    • NICK GEHRZ Reply

      Bums in every country.

  18. greg fuzi Reply

    Thank your government for the hunger your family is going through. There more worried about their stock market Then carrying about the American family’s .

    • Uncle Mo Reply

      That’s why it is so important that Georgians vote to flip those seats! The incoming administration will see to it that NO child goes to bed hungry during this pandemic. It’s a disgrace how the current administration has failed the people. They do seem to have plenty of time for golfing, decorating and holiday parties/gatherings…

  19. Francis Scrott090 Reply

    God bless you people

  20. JV T Reply

    I am so sad seeing this all over. I gave my stimulus check waaay back when to 4 different food banks. But they need so much more. Thank you to all who help

  21. Neil Sookla Reply

    These Republicans don’t give a f…k about kids for 4 months now…

  22. mrlampp Reply

    I donated $5. It’s not a lot, but maybe together, it might become more.

    • Linda M Reply

      Yes, agreed. I live in a community where so many contribute to others who are hurting and many people working together can really meet other’s needs.

    • Deirdre Morris Reply

      Hey. Sometimes thats all one has. You give from the heart and from sacrifice.

  23. Lynette Dundon Reply

    Too bad greedy Trump isn’t using any of his funds to help.

  24. Lumehs Reply

    Grateful I live in the uk, protest for gods sake. They work for you, not the other way.

    • roxarecool Reply

      Nannystate sheep.

  25. Carla Costa Reply

    How much are Americans going to put up with? Look what is happening in India. We are complacent.

  26. Carla Costa Reply

    Did BEzoS or the Murdoch’s donate anything to charity?

    • roxarecool Reply

      Why do you feel the need to take what isn’t yours?

  27. xavier rossom Reply

    Gotta go back to growing your own food people

  28. M X976 Reply

    Aren’t farmers throwing away perfectly good food? Why can’t we just give those to people for free? What good will it do for all that food to be rotting away?

    • Darkshadows123 Reply

      Because they don’t want to get sued in case they get food poisoning. Restaurants don’t even want to do that with homeless people and they eat out of trashcans.

    • Name Here Reply

      Because it’s not labeled or packaged for consumer retail. You can’t just shift the entire food supply chain. Perhaps Americans shouldn’t have depended on restaurants and value cooking. In 2016, for the first time in history restaurants outsold grocery stores – this should be terrifying.

  29. Mohini Thanmaung Reply

    Now the Americans can empatize with many 3rd world country childrens who had gone hungry many days and the refugee’s not if their doing though, so in future they will donate towards these people when you r stable on your feet

  30. Chris McRae Reply


    ‘This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

    But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,because he will save his people from their sins.”

    All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

    When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.’

    -Matthew 1

  31. Darryl Nimmons Reply

    It is pathetic an sad the worlds riches nation on earth in all of history can feed its own .yet we send money overseas .to aid others starving.Afghanistan pentsgon budget is what.?????.

  32. James Lewis Reply

    Publish Hunter’s email!

    • Blue Toile Reply

      Yeah, that will really feed hungry children. 🙄 GTFO

    • Trevor Sole Reply

      Those phony emails that Bannon and Guiliani concocted have been thoroughly debunked bud. Didn’t you notice how the current regime dropped that farce right after they lost the election?

  33. Andre Curry Reply

    y’all better stop relying on them people

  34. j s Reply

    Hopefully the pandemic can get controlled ASAP🙏

  35. Tony Soprano Reply

    Where is Trump ⁉️
    Nowhere to be seen

  36. estebana174 Reply

    Hey congress have you taken $1 out of your pockets to help these people?

  37. SatelliteOffice Reply

    Wow, I feel for these people. But, a lot of them surprisingly are carrying a lot of weight. Might be healthier for their hearts if they slim down. I’m not saying for the kids, they are still growing. But for adults fasting is good.

    • Ashley Campbell Reply

      Junk food is often cheaper than healthy options. You can be overweight and have nutrition deficiencies.

  38. estebana174 Reply

    Corporate America Millions upon millions and families are starving. Smh

    • roxarecool Reply


  39. Gee Lee Reply

    “Food Insecurity”…using nicer word does not make this feel nicer. Children are starving in a 1st world country. You got to be kidding me…have some decency and use the tax money for those kids at least. I don’t think any taxpayers would be disagreeing on feeding hungry children with their tax money. We already fed too many greedy adults. And to those who can’t afford kids, stop popping babies out!

    • roxarecool Reply

      Children are starving? How many?

  40. dr weird Reply

    Maybe the solution isn’t to have more food but to have less children 🙂

    • roxarecool Reply

      @Trevor Sole The “nation” isn’t responsible for feeding its people. Get a job and work.

    • Mr. White Reply

      @Trevor Sole you don’t want to hear this, but some women purposely have multiple kids and put themselves in this situation for the soul purpose of being able to collect benefits and additional benefits. Nobody is saying to limit the amount of kids they have, but common sense should tell you that raising a kid is a major responsibility and an expensive one, too. A child should be relying on the parent and not the government. Correct, there is no reason someone should be going hungry…….but we have every program known to man to ensure that doesn’t happen.

    • Trevor Sole Reply

      @Mr. White it’s not as simple as it once was to get welfare just for pumping out some kids

    • Trevor Sole Reply

      Y’all have no problem dolling out trillions in welfare to corporations, subsidizing the starvation wages they pay their employees, and wasting more trillions on endless wars… but feeding hungry children is the problem huh?

    • dr weird Reply

      @Trevor Sole exactly

  41. Dorthy McBride Reply

    McConnell doesn’t want the emergency fund of 1200dlrs or more for us regular people…he rather let us starve and give it to small business…hello, because of his choices over 100,000 small businesses are gone for good…the last so called stimulus gave large corporation not small businesses 60million does and guess what?? Trump/Kushner organization got 10million dlrs cause of McConnell and they already and still have jobs??? Why???

  42. Dorthy McBride Reply

    Bernie Sanders is and always will be fighting for us…thank you bernie!

  43. Dorthy McBride Reply

    We need to protest congress cause of our food insecurity…they are using our tax dlrs for what???

    • roxarecool Reply

      This stupid food drive was taxpayer funded.

  44. Ollie Twist Reply

    Ok, I’m watching this on my phone, how can I scan the code?

  45. Leandro Jourdain Reply

    We must prioritize vaccinating the people infected in hospitals as well as those professionals tending their needs…the sick must be fisr y as to stop the virus on its tract to prevent the spreading.

  46. A A Reply

    Don’t donate, republicans says they are doing just fine

  47. Juan Fe Peña Rivera Reply

    a nice news is through of Jesuchrist you are saved believe in he for faith in your heart in the place where you are
    he is the way to heaven read in the holy bible st john 14 : 6 , romans 10 : 13 , acts 4 : 12 🌿🌷🙏

  48. Rikajael Reply

    It is so hard to watch my hometown make the national newscast for this reason. I just broke down in tears.

    • Chinanu Okoli Reply

      LITERALLY. I live in Randolph and I had no idea just how big of an issue this was here

    • roxarecool Reply

      Are people dying? Is everybody emaciated?

  49. daniel kotzer Reply

    Yet they let China buy food from all over the world, thats capitalism for you, everything is for sale for the right price.

  50. joyce Loesch Reply

    In a country that sprouted a large number of millionaires and billionaires, this sad, hardship story should not be the trend now. It’s sickening and it’s a tragedy.

    • roxarecool Reply

      Nobody is going hungry in the US.

  51. Trevor Sole Reply

    And we were told there’d be breadlines under Biden…

  52. Kazper DaDon Reply

    I hope you guys get the biggest blessing 🙏🏾 nobody should be hungry especially babies

  53. Ricky Bobby Reply

    It’s not that we can’t feed the poor, we can’t satisfy the rich!😒

  54. Vernon Vouga Reply

    What a surprise aren’t you Democrats all for the great reset? How come all of you all voted for a racist Rich privileged old white male? Clearly locking down the country has nothing to do with the virus. I don’t believe a word any of you people say.

  55. Ab by Reply

    BEWARE of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around with flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the markeplaces, and have the most important seats in the synagogue, and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows’houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.
    So that you will not share with her sins, and you will not receive any of her plagues, because her sins are piled up to Heaven and God has remembered her crimes.

    As a thief is disgraced when he is caught,
        so the people of Israel are disgraced—
    they, their kings and their officials,
        their priests and their prophets.
    They say to wood, ‘You are my father,’
        and to stone, ‘You gave me birth.’
    They have turned their backs to me
        and not their faces;
    yet when they are in trouble, they say,
        ‘Come and save us!’
    Where then are the gods you made for yourselves?
        Let them come if they can save you
        when you are in trouble!
    For you, Judah, have as many gods
        as you have towns.

    Why do you bring charges against me?
        You have all rebelled against me,”
    declares the Lord.
    In vain I punished your people;
        they did not respond to correction.

    If you, Israel, will return,
        then return to me,”
    declares the Lord.
    If you put your detestable idols out of my sight
        and no longer go astray,
    and if in a truthful, just and righteous way
        you swear, ‘As surely as the Lord lives,’
    then the nations will invoke blessings by him
        and in him they will boast.

    This is what the Lord says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem:

    Break up your unplowed ground
        and do not sow among thorns.
    Circumcise yourselves to the Lord,
        circumcise your hearts,
        you people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem,
    or my wrath will flare up and burn like fire
        because of the evil you have done—
        burn with no one to quench it.

  56. boshi liu Reply

    i dont see any africans in africa queuing for food

  57. A. A. Reply

    Look at your neighbor. Are the supporting Republicans? Could be a thing.

    • roxarecool Reply

      Nice. USSR style.

  58. Diamonds R4ever Reply

    There are so many super wealthy people in this country. WHY DONT THEY HELP???? WHY????

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  60. Jazz Li Reply

    I hope American people learned don’t wasting any food in the future

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