Fare Share food bank see need skyrocket as people seeking help more than doubles

Fare Share workers sorting items

Fare Share Food Bank volunteers to sort food. The food bank saw a 61 percent increase in clients over the past year.

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Helen Donovan, the Chief Executive Officer of Fare Share, said in this interview there was a 61 percent increase over last year. A growing list of factors contributes to this surge. These include inflation, grocery prices, high cost of rent, and the number of people living in the community on fixed incomes.

Christmas is a particularly rough time for those in need. So, the food bank is responding with numerous efforts. And people are generously heeding the call. Still, the solution is not easy, says Donovan. You will want to listen to hear what is going on and who is being impacted.

Originally aired: December 16, 2022


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