The current economic crisis is beginning to affect charities that offer the most basic human necessities by forcing these organizations to make tough decisions in regards to their program offerings. The nation’s food banks are being particularly hard hit as the need for their services increase at the same time as donations decrease. In addition, food inflation is hitting all-time highs as the U.S. Department of Labor recently reported that food prices rose 6.5% over the past year. Add to that the needs of those affected by the recent hurricane and you have some serious issues that food banks are facing.
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