More Area Residents Are Depending On Food Banks To Survive

Reported by Robin Culverwell
KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new report finds food banks are now the norm for many who might otherwise go hungry.

Philabundance President Bill Clark says long-term reliance has on food pantries has developed for four reasons: a growing senior population on a fixed income, a growing population of “working poor,” impoverished neighborhoods where there is no grocery store, and the gap between food stamp benefits and the need.

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