On 60 Minutes last week, in Orlando, FL.”When (CBS Journailst Scott) Pelley asked a group of students how many of them had gone to bed hungry in the last few weeks, many put their hands up.
Pelley got a number of responses when he asked, “Who can tell me what it’s like to feel hungry?”
“It’s hard. You can’t sleep. You just wait, you just go to sleep for like five minutes and you wake up again. And your stomach hurts, and you’re thinking ‘I can’t sleep. I’m going to try and sleep, I’m going to try and sleep,’ but you can’t ’cause your stomach’s hurting. And it’s cause it doesn’t have any food in it.”
“And it’s like a black hole. And sometimes when I don’t eat, my stomach, you can hear it’s like growling. You can hear it.”
“Usually we eat macaroni, or we don’t or we drink water or tea.”
“My mom will sometimes make food and then she won’t have enough so at night we’ll just eat cereal or something. Other times, my parents will fight about money ’cause they don’t have enough money to pay the food.”
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