Food Banks Facing $1.4 Billion Shortage Due to Rising Demand
Funds are also declining
Following the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), many children are no longer receiving school meals, millions of Americans are out of work, government checks are weeks away.
Feeding America, which is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States, said on Thursday that food banks nationally are projected to encounter a $1.4 billion shortage over the next six months.
According to a Feeding America spokesperson, the organization is expecting food banks nationally to see a 30 percent increase in costs. That is largely because an estimated additional 17.1 million people will be experiencing food insecurity.
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