- Lily is a pink muppet with long pigtails, resembling a 7-year-old girl
- Sesame Street portrays Lily and her family dealing with food insecurity
- Nationwide, more families visited food pantries during the recession, USDA says
Move over, Cookie Monster. And pipe down, Oscar the Grouch.
There's a new muppet in town, and she's hungry.
Her name is Lily, and the newest member of the muppet pantheon symbolizes a serious social condition in today's recessionary era: nationwide hunger.