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Foodbanks Hurting from Drought, Loss of Funding

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

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John Shumway John Shumway
John Shumway joined NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in 2004 as co-host of The KDKA...
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — You’ve heard the stories that the nationwide drought is causing the price of food to rise, which hurts your pocketbook. Imagine the people who are barely getting by that now can’t afford food because of the increases- where do they turn?

Food banks across our area are getting hit from all sides. Besides the demand from the weak economy, now food banks are dealing with higher food prices from the drought, and cuts from Federal and state funding have taken even more out of their budgets. How can they still provide a much-needed service as demand rises?

KDKA AM’s John Shumway talks Dennis McManus, who runs Government Affairs Relations and Advocacy for the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, and Fay Morgan, Executive Director of the North Hills Community Outreach Food Bank, about how they are fairing in trying to get food to those who need it, and how you can help.

Click the link below to listen to the full interview:

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