laney walker supermarket eviction

Residents near Laney Walker Supermarket in Augusta, Georgia, anxiously await food distribution when the store’s owner was evicted on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

*America is supposed to be a super power, yet we still watch people starve in this country every day.

According to the World Hunger Organization, “in 2010, 17.2 million households, 14.5 percent of households (approximately one in seven), were food insecure, the highest number ever recorded in the United States.”

Saturday, March 23, in front of dozens of families, Sun Trust Bank foreclosed on a Laney Walker Supermarket in Augusta, Georgia, and ordered all of the contents of the supermarket to be sent to a landfill instead of given to the families waiting with bags to pick up the perfectly good food. (more…)