The holidays are always a busy time for food pantries. The recession and federal cuts to food aid have made things busier. Some organizations were gathering food for the holidays as early as last spring.
For a look at how food pantries are adapting and handling the demand, we traveled Traverse City, Michigan, home to one of the state’s largest food pantries.
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