'It's like a vicious cycle': How the pandemic leaves the poor not only exposed, but hungry
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rarely does a mother try to stop her child from drinking a glass of milk. But with schools closed and unemployment spiking during the pandemic, Lissete Frausto, a mother of two in Oakland, finds she has little choice.Her 4-year-old son normally gulps it down.“I’ve been trying to figure out things so that he doesn’t want to drink milk as often,” she said.Because of her husband’s immigration status, Frausto said her family was excluded from the federal stimulus checks. When schools and day care facilities closed, Frausto was forced to stop working and stay home to care for h...
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