A striking one in ten Americans use food stamps, but many who are eligible aren't getting help.
Even before the current economic meltdown, stagnating wages and increasing food prices made hunger a problem for more and more Americans. Now rising unemployment threatens to push the numbers even higher. The food stamp program could be an effective tool to fight hunger, but it needs reform. Ellen Vollinger, from the Food Research and Action Center explains what should be done to make the program stronger.