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  • so the demand for food assistance is far higher this Thanksgiving than any Thanksgiving in the past.

  • Uh, you know, both because of the pandemic and so many people who are laid off their jobs for a load or permanently losing their jobs.

  • The Michael Flood who runs this Los Angeles food bank.

  • This is a Thanksgiving like no other covert 19 and the joblessness it has caused a forcing families to look for help in unprecedented numbers.

  • For this Thanksgiving, we purchased seven truckloads of turkeys for distribution, compared to three last year.

  • Food insecurity is affecting millions of households across the United States.

  • Times have been tough from a Z o Leary's family, but they've still been trying to give help as much as they have to seek it.

  • We've been getting some grab and go food supplies from schools.

  • Um, just thio help to be able to kind of feed our kids, too.

  • But then there's some leftovers that we also share with our neighbors and with teachers who are in need, Um, s So we've been doing that and whatever that we can make.

  • Oh, bake.

  • We've been donating those food to Los Angeles resident, their trees.

  • Fernandez says things haven't been easy, but she still finds much to be thankful for.

  • I'm grateful for everything, but particularly because we're healthy.

  • Unfortunately, we will be alone because we can't be with our families.

  • According to feeding America.

  • Prior to the pandemic, about 35 million Americans lived in food insecure households.

  • That number could hit 50 million by the end of the year.

so the demand for food assistance is far higher this Thanksgiving than any Thanksgiving in the past.

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Food bank use is soaring this Thanksgiving

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/29
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