North Carolina’s poorest hit by federal cuts: ‘Unless someone helps, we’re bust’

 Poverty -- NPRPaul Lewisin Hertford, North Carolina The Guardian, Wednesday 15 January 2014 14.12 EST

Eight hours may seem a long time to wait for a meal. But the line of cars that formed in a derelict parking lot in Hertford, North Carolina, early last Thursday morning, full of people waiting for a few cans of soup and some pasta from a local food bank, was nothing unusual. Almost every morning now, there is a line like that somewhere in North Carolina.

 The cars appeared in Hertford shortly before 8am, though the truck bringing the food was not scheduled to arrive until 4pm. Volunteers who hand out the food said it is not uncommon for cars to start lining up before dawn. Read more at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/15/north-carolina-unemployment-benefit-cuts-poverty