I'd love to see a reference, a link, anything. The stories I've encountered about true hunger in America all involve other causes besides lack of food. Addictions (spending the food money on drugs or gambling), or pride (people don't want to go on food stamps, or to the soup kitchen, or let the Bishop know).
Again, bcguy's claim is "people are desperate to eat". "I don't wanna go onto food stamps" doesn't qualify as desperate.
If I were rich, I'd have the time that I lack, to sit in the synagogue and pray.
And maybe have a seat by the Eastern wall.
And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men, several hours every day.
That would be the sweetest thing of all.
If I were a rich man...