Currently, throughout the world people are experiencing the effects of America's recession. Many people are struggling to survive in Africa, and many other 3rd world countries, but what is often overlooked is the fact that people in America are also struggling to survive. In America the housing bubble has collapsed, many people are loosing their credit, and stocks are plummeting. So far, the outlook for our future is not too bright. The economic crisis has also caused a chain reaction - causing many people to not be able to afford food. One out of eight Americans cannot afford to buy food, and are relying on their local food banks for food. This crisis isn't just limited to the lower class, because now, many middle class families are also being affected. Many food banks are running out of food, and are forced to turn away many needy people.If we want to solve this ever growing problem, we must help by donating caned goods to the local food bank, start fundraisers, and food drives. We must proactive, as best as we can, because helping our own society is key to humanity's success in the world.