The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet 47 million Americans are living in poverty.

Bernie Sanders spoke about the issue at the the Five Loaves & Two Fishes Food Bank in Kimball, W.Va., on May 5.

—Posted by Eric Ortiz

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