Food banks feel pinch of inflation

Nov 30, 2021
The nonprofits faced higher demand through the pandemic. Now, with food costs rising, their resources are stretched even further.
Inflation and supply chain issues are hitting food banks hard and limiting the aid they're able to distribute.
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Food pantries are feeling squeezed by inflation, just like those they serve

Nov 16, 2021
High costs are changing how pantries distribute food.
Food Bankers distribute food and other items to Bronx residents in New York City. Inflation has affected how food pantries are distributing to people.
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Rural food banks find ways to deliver during pandemic

Jan 22, 2021
For many low-income people in rural areas, simply getting to a grocery store or food bank can be a barrier to getting enough to eat.
For millions of low-income people living in rural areas around the country, getting to a grocery store or a food bank can be a major barrier to getting enough to eat.
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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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Community college students face hunger and homelessness, new study finds

Mar 16, 2017
'Life issues' get in the way of student success, Miami Dade campus president says.
The study finds two in three community college students are “food insecure,” meaning they don’t have reliable access to enough food. 
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Inside a food pantry during its busy season

Nov 27, 2014
Traverse City, Michigan, is home to one of the state's largest food pantries. Here's how it's handling demand for its services.