Food banks are already worried about fall, winter — some families may not have turkeys this year

RECORD-HIGH INFLATION DRIVING MORE FAMILIES TO FOOD BANKS — ‘THESE ARE DESPERATE SITUATIONS’Fitzgerald ticked off three specific concerns.
And food banks distribute a lot of government commodity food."
"The third problem is that food banks have been essentially purchasing their way through this problem.
"Feeding America food banks manage the vast majority of those contracts throughout the states," she said.
As a result, the food banks system was "benefiting from a lot of commodity food being available through that variety of programs."
So "food banks are dealing with a 30% decline or so in available food that they can bring as a solution to their local communities."
Here are additional points revealed about food banks right now during Fox News Digital's interview with Feeding America — and why the group is concerned about this fall and winter.
What drives the variety of food distribution methods used by food banks, and are there holdover methods from the pandemic?
She added that food banks have continued to learn from the experiences of different food distribution methods.
Our food banks, our food pantries, pick up their surplus food from local Walmarts, Krogers, Stop & Shops, you name it," she said.
The food banks can purchase food wholesale, at much-reduced costs, that you or I can't do when we go to the grocery store."
She said there are food banks that would have already been purchasing turkeys by this point in time, but "turkeys are just cost-prohibitive now."
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