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Overwhelmed food pantries are forced to close

The Boston Globe 05/21/2020

Food pantries in Massachusetts, overwhelmed by demand created by the novel coronavirus pandemic, are closing. The number of people defined as food insecure in the state has risen 53 percent from pre-pandemic levels, according to the nonprofit, Feeding America. The number of children who are at risk of experiencing hunger in 2020 is expected to be 81 percent higher.

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