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By Jim Roope, CNN
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(CNN) - It tears at the very heart of those who provide for the poor to have to say, ‘no.’
[:13] “When I see a big grown man crying. It hits hard to see that.”
Sister Joan Hogan runs the Margaret Aylward Center for the poor in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pico Rivera. She fought back tears as she explained that there just isn’t enough food to be able to give to everyone who comes to her center for help.
[1:10] “When I see men, the bread-winner of the family so-to-speak, come here they’ve lost a job, they cannot pay their rent, their house, they’re now homeless; so to me…and now I’m going to be sad. But that really moves me.”
According to the U-S-D-A, the number of Americans who are "food insecure" has risen from 36.3 million in 2002, to 50.1 million in 2011. That’s nearly 15-percent of all US households.