Posted by Sarah Harlan - email
TRI-STATE (WFIE) - A new hunger study shows demand at the Tri-State Food Bank is up 32 percent from 2006.
The study, announced Wednesday, is the largest report ever conducted on emergency food distribution.
Local volunteers, primarily students from U.S.I., spent hours interviewing clients.
Dozens of statistics were reported, including the finding that 46 percent of food pantries had to turn people away at least once because there wasn't enough food.
"People finding themselves facing the choices of paying the rent or buying food, we have to increase the amount of food that we have," Tri-State Food Bank Executive Director Mary Blair said.
The Tri-State Food Bank serves the needy in 33 counties.
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