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Millions Of Hungry Americans Turn To Food Banks For 1st Time

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Apples, a melon and a squash sit in the late afternoon light Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, on a counter in Phyllis Marder's kitchen in Evanston, Ill. At first, Marder, 66, didn’t tell anyone about going to food pantries. Then she had a change of heart. “Keeping a secret makes things get worse,” she says ’”… and makes me feel worse about myself, and so I decided that it was more important to talk about it." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

(AP) – As a year marked by coronavirus nears an end, millions of Americans are depending on food banks to stave off hunger. Feeding America, the nation’s largest anti-hunger organization, has distributed 4.2 billion meals in an 8-month period. That’s an unprecedented pace in the group’s history. An Associated Press analysis of most of the group’s food banks found a nearly 57 percent increase in food distribution compared with last year.  Experts say Latinos, Blacks, and households with children and women are among those at greatest risk of hunger.

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