Is this real?

Recently I was running errands and one of my stops took me to Walmart. In the food section, a young lady pushed an enormous trash can to the bread counter marking through the prices on breads and cakes and tossing them into the can. All of this food was to be tossed, I was told – all marked-down food is thrown away. The waste of this food is a crime, and hard for me to shut up about.

That night, this piece popped up in the Yahoo! science news feed: More than 50 million Americans couldn’t afford to buy food at some point in 2011, according to federal data.

Someone tell me this is not real.

Mile Ferguson

Augusta

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