More Americans rely on food banks at holidays

Recent cut to federal food stamps programme forces poorer Americans to use food banks to hold Thanksgiving feasts.

    Many Americans began the holiday season with Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday. But a recent $5bn budget cut to the federal food stamps programme has made it harder for the poorest people in the US to feed their families. And now many are turning to food banks to make ends meet.

    Al Jazeera's Stephanie Boswell reports from New Orleans.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    The US exaggerating and obsessing about foreign threats seems quite similar to what is happening in Russia.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months