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Surge of clients at food banks

September 15, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Food banks are being stretched by a recession-fueled surge in first-time users, according to a survey by a nonprofit organization aimed at fighting hunger.

Feeding America surveyed 176 food banks across the country. Of those, 99% reported a significant uptick in requests for food, and 98% pinned the increase on new visitors to food banks.

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