Food banks have been a refuge for Americans who cannot afford to put dinner on the table. Reliance on food banks greatly increased at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and tapered off in 2021 due, in part, to temporary federal aid. Unfortunately, the number of people seeking assistance has sharply increased back to the 2020 level of demand — and food banks are struggling to keep up. Operating costs are eating into food banks’ abilities to assist vulnerable individuals, leading some banks to reduce the amount of food given out or capping individuals’ eligibility. Keep reading to learn more about why this is happening and what is being done. Read More >>>

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