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- Food Banks and Pantries Facing Shortages as Demand Spikes, but ‘God Shows Up’
- Food banks and pantries nationwide are struggling to keep up with demand. Soaring food prices combined with fewer donations are leading to thinly stocked shelves. The impact is making it more challenging to feed the hungry, especially this time of year.
- Pastor Stephanie Parker of The Gathering at Scott Memorial United Methodist Church told CBN News.
- For the past ten years, the church has hosted Fresh Food Wednesdays, an outreach distributing food to the community’s working poor.
- “Every week we hit a new record of new families,” said Parker. “Many have tears in their eyes as they thank us and also as they say, ‘This is the first time I’ve ever needed this.'”
- According to Feeding America President Katie Fitzgerald, “High prices will continue to drive more and more of our neighbors to food banks and food pantries as we enter the winter season.”
- Meanwhile, donations have decreased over the last few months for many food banks.
- Christopher Tan heads the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
- “Down pretty significantly, 20 percent or so in the last six months,”
- Despite the challenges with keeping the shelves stocked, the team at The Gathering at Scott Memorial UMC trusts that God will continue to provide.
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