Food pantries offer food and community safely this Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2020
Although most soup kitchens are serving to-go meals, they're hoping to provide safe gathering spaces, too.
Demand at soup kitchens has grown so much during the pandemic that serving into the night is the only way to get food to everyone safely.
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The most effective way to give this holiday season

Nov 25, 2020
As we head into a holiday season like no other, what is the best way to help those in need?
Workers from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distribute boxes of fresh produce to people facing food insecurity in August. Donating cash to food banks allows them to supply produce to people in need more easily.
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Food programs see a huge increase in need during the pandemic

Nov 25, 2020
Feeding America says food banks nationwide have seen about 60% more people showing up at food distribution centers.
People receive bags of food, including turkeys, at a Thanksgiving food distribution on Nov. 20 in New York City.
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Local food banks see increased need with federal assistance program set to end

Oct 23, 2020
More than 22 million people in the U.S. say they sometimes or often don't have enough to eat, according to the latest census data.
City of Opa-locka employees and volunteers place groceries provided by the food bank Feeding South Florida into the vehicles of patrons at a drive-thru distribution site on April 14, 2020 in Opa-locka, Florida.
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Rising food prices make it harder for families on assistance programs to get by

Aug 12, 2020
With the pandemic, there are now 43 million people signed up for food assistance through SNAP.
One food bank network director says that even during good times, "the SNAP subsidy is often not sufficient."
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Older volunteers are a key part of the food bank economy

Jul 23, 2020
Why one 86-year-old started volunteering in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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44% of Americans fear they won’t be able to afford food, poll finds

May 7, 2020
Food banks are seeing a surge in demand as COVID-19 pandemic pushes many newly-unemployed toward food insecurity.
Cars line up at a food distribution site for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in Inglewood, California.
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Feeding America CEO expects to serve 17 million extra people

Apr 13, 2020
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said the charity needs more funding, food supply and volunteers to respond to the crisis.
A shelf almost bare of canned food. With Americans stocking up on food for future needs, supplies of containers are running low.
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Coronavirus-linked hardship puts pressure on food banks

Apr 9, 2020
As millions lose their jobs or suffer furloughs, the demand at food banks is surging.
Volunteers pack boxes of food at the distribution center of the Capital Area Food Bank on April 9 in Washington, D.C.
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Food pantries struggle to provide during COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020
As many Americans stock up on weeks of provisions, food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens are figuring out how to get hungry Americans the food they need.
Pantries are mobilizing to serve those who can't come to them: They’re posting social media callouts, hiring translators and renting vans for delivery.
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