03/15/2013 12:50 pm ET

If You Are Not Hungry, Then No One In America Should Be Hungry

Here’s something not to bring up while mooching free grub as a dinner guest.

In the United States -- right now -- 50 million people are unsure where their next meal is coming from. That doesn’t mean these 50 million people haven’t made up their minds if they will eat at home or go out to a restaurant. It doesn’t mean these 50 million will make a mealtime decision between having Chinese or Italian delivered.

It means that the United States today is home to enough people to populate a large Third World country who are unsure if they will eat any food during their next scheduled meal.