Walmart is holding a contest to benefit food banks across the country through the “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” Campaign.
Food pantries throughout the region are responding to unprecedented demand, as the poor, working poor and retirees, like Pete Rotondo, struggle to make ends meet.
The House of Representatives may cut funding to the world’s major food stamp program SNAP, or Supplemental Nutritional Food Program, which would take away food assistance to many Americans.
For local food pantries, the costs are rising and so is the number of families that need help.