Dallas Food Banks See A Record Number Of People Approaching For Aid
Bloggers in Dallas, TX, are talking about how that Dallas food banks are seeing record-smashing numbers of people turning up for aid, indicating a huge increase in food scarcity.
Articles like this are talking about how that long lines are forming in front of food banks across the country. It cites an article published by The Hill on November 24th that makes the claim. The article from The Hill says “Food bank officials in Dallas, Texas, have also noticed a staggering increase in demand for food assistance. North Texas Food Bank representatives told the Dallas Morning News that they handed out roughly 8,500 meals to local families during a giveaway on Saturday that in years past has seen fewer than 1,000 show up for donations.” The article concludes that the increase in the need for food assistance means that more and more people are facing food insecurity and are in dire need of assistance.
It goes on to say that apart from affecting individuals themselves, Covid-19 is also changing how charities interact with their beneficiaries. It cites an article published by NBC 5 DFW on November 24th that says a non-profit serving homeless people in Dallas has drastically altered its plans for the year in light of the pandemic. The article from NBC DFW says “For the first time in years, a nonprofit that helps the homeless in Dallas will not serve a meal on Thanksgiving Day. The coronavirus pandemic has altered plans. They come to OurCalling near downtown Dallas because they’ve been here before or because they don’t know where else to go. The pandemic is bringing more clients to the doors of the nonprofit.”
The article finally concludes that charities now have a whole new slew of issues to deal with from an increase in people to care for, to abiding by CDC and local health guidelines. These make charitable endeavors more challenging.
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