Food Pantry Worker Describes ‘Stigma’ Around Needing Assistance | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

Food Pantry Worker Describes 'Stigma' Around Needing Assistance | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC 1

Hallie Jackson is joined by Monica Wahlberg, a volunteer with her local food pantry who herself has experienced job loss and food insecurity since the pandemic began. Aired on 12/15/2020.
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32 Comments on "Food Pantry Worker Describes ‘Stigma’ Around Needing Assistance | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC"

  1. it either gas in car or food don’t have fund for anything else

  2. 35 million people are food insecure. This number has gone up to 50 million because of the corona.
    Meanwhile, Mitch and t’rump have been MIA on trying to get more funding to these millions of people who are in food bank lines, cutting other expenses to make ends meet, and otherwise going hungry.
    Make America Great Again they said….🙄

  3. Edwin Nakamura | December 15, 2020 at 1:36 PM | Reply

    Alas, these stories are falling on deaf ears….Trump and Mitch don’t care!! Need to win Georgia, only way relief will come!!

    • Turn the rigor mortis tortoise on his back. Other countries are paying people to stay home. Repugs don’t give an eff.

  4. wow, thank you Hallie, thank you Monica

  5. SCOTUS says BidenWon | December 15, 2020 at 1:39 PM | Reply

    Food pantry helps reduce crime. Never be ashamed of anything that keeps you out of lockup.

  6. The only person that should feel stigmatized is Mitch the grinch McConnell.

  7. Paul Drusbasky | December 15, 2020 at 1:43 PM | Reply

    We are living in a shut down economy goby can’t pay all our bills and bailout cities and state pension and on and in ! We are not working is bottom line …. no?

  8. #BelieveWomen
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    • Kelvin Blackstone | December 15, 2020 at 1:48 PM | Reply

      You don’t sound strong or fierce to me. You sound like you’re complaining and you’re weak.

    • Quit taking all those pharma pills that cause all your imaginary health problems 🙄. Trying to get on disability I suspect 😹

  9. Our elected officials don’t care, but we certainly take care of each other. 💙

  10. Over 300,000 dead. Millions are homeless. No Covid relief package for the people. BLAME MITCH AND THE SENATE.

  11. All about being White again !

  12. tini JanicElio | December 15, 2020 at 2:06 PM | Reply

    Really nice 👌 😍💋 💝💖❤️

  13. William Bowers | December 15, 2020 at 2:24 PM | Reply

    I told my wife back in 2017 that white people now are out numbering black people at the food bank… so much for all that winning…😏

  14. The world is complicated. Everyone needs help. The problem is, some guys “help themselves” by ripping-off everyone else… making the world even more complicated.

  15. Trump and Moscow Mitch made America 1929 again.

  16. The Bastard Gift | December 15, 2020 at 2:51 PM | Reply

    This spring people who never grew a garden will learn.

  17. It’s humbling, isn’t it? It makes most people more grateful and patient.

  18. I was homeless and living in a New York City shelter for 5 years and was always upfront and unapologetic about that when meeting new people. A friend from better days encouraged me to keep that to myself, warning that people wouldn’t respect or have any interest in me if they knew about my situation. I utterly rejected such advice, and I’m glad I did

  19. K. Christensen | December 15, 2020 at 5:18 PM | Reply

    It’s for the “others”!
    But NOW it’s not just the the “others ” it’s applying to ALL AMERICANS!
    Now maybe people will have compassion and understanding for the poor and the working poor.

  20. People going Hungry in the FATTEST country on Earth… something is very wrong.

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