Fewer in US turn to food banks, but millions still in need


An Associated Press review found the distribution numbers from food banks across the country have dropped over the last six months but the need is still elevated Katie Pitts Gerald is the CEO of feeding America she says the amount of food being distributed by their more than two hundred partner food banks is still fifty five percent above pre pandemic levels in Fresno at the central California food bank numbers have leveled off but remain twenty five percent higher than in twenty nineteen staff there report that many people are still out of work particularly women who are primary care givers in the home foodbanks are trying to predict how long the elevated level of need will last taking into account child tax credit payments but also the end of the nationwide eviction moratorium and expiring unemployment benefits Jennifer king Washington

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