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Emergency Boxes Packed For Hunger Relief
At Manna Food Bank, volunteers stepped up to the assembly line. They filled up cardboard boxes full of noodles and canned goods.
Volunteers were called in for hours of packing.
Reduced unemployment benefits have left many families in a lurch. Meanwhile, folks who rely on food stamps are seeing delays because of a new distribution system. That software upgrade has some in dire need.
Some see it as a "perfect storm" when it comes to hunger.
"This is our attempt to respond," says executive director Cindy Threlkeld.
"Emergency boxes, everybody is low on food," says Ron Moss,"The agencies that Manna supplies."
"There's a large number of children in the area that don't have enough food," volunteer Kevin Reid says.
Manna Food Bank says the small boxes are just a short term solution to a bigger problem.
"But this is gonna take more than what a food bank can do, this is a systemic problem that is in more crisis than it usually is," says Threlkeld.
By John Le
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