Rising Costs at US Food Banks Mean People Who Need It Most Are Getting Less

(Bloomberg) – In Omaha, the Food Bank for the Heartland is having to slash its food-spending budget, resulting in about 2 million fewer pounds of food for the people in the 93 counties it serves. The Open Door pantry in Eagan, Minnesota, is handing out 4 pounds less per person, on average. And for the first time in its 35-year history, the West Alabama Food Bank is having to cap the amount of food it gives out.

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