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ELKHART -- Several hundred volunteers -- and an agency that specializes in handing out food -- worked together Tuesday to feed 5,200 families in and around Elkhart County.
Roughly 300 local volunteers worked with Feed the Children to distribute more than $2.1 million worth of food at Concord Mall as part of FTC's Americans Feeding Americans Emergency Caravan. Residents who have been facing tough times and have had to make tough decisions about where to spend what money they have picked up canned goods, baked goods, candy and even Avon products.
Larry Jones, the founder and president of Feed the Children was at the event, as were televangelist Joel Osteen, pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston and his wife, Victoria.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
So why aren't we hearing about the food lines in America's heartland?
February 19, 2009
Demand at food banks across the country increased by 30 percent in 2008 from the previous year, according to a survey by Feeding America, which distributes more than two billion pounds of food every year. And instead of their usual drop in customers after the holidays, many pantries in upscale suburbs this year are seeing the opposite.
October 5, 2008
And their wait has stretched much longer than the time it took the White House and Congress to cobble together a bailout. Those who feed the hungry have been watching the numbers grow for months – the lines for assistance stretching longer and pantry and warehouse inventories shrinking smaller. For those at the bottom of the economic heap, it’s long past the point of urgency.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic