Monday, July 11, 2011

Food pantries: Demand at Los Angeles, Orange County food pantries continues to grow - latimes.com

Food pantries: Demand at Los Angeles, Orange County food pantries continues to grow - latimes.com

Repeated cutbacks in government funding for programs that assist the needy are also contributing to the growth in demand while reducing the available resources to help those in need, he said.

The Los Angeles food bank is receiving about 800,000 pounds less food a month from the USDA's Emergency Food Assistance Program than it was at the beginning of the year. The organization also receives funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Food and Shelter Program, but allocations were delayed this year by protracted budget negotiations.

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