Hunger pains increase as needs mount

by Ruth Leunecker

Partnering to end hunger has always been the standard mode of operation in Maine. But in these days of COVID-19, distribution has become as vital an operation as the partnerships.

Food banks, food pantries and meal sites have gone into overdrive, daily meeting more obstacles and varied challenges. At the same time, they are uniquely positioned to distribute tens of millions of pounds of food. But in these months of 2020 fewer people have the money for gas or the jobs they desperately need. The impact has encroached on the wellbeing of many families.

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