Charities Starting to Feel a Pinch…


As the economy worsens and folks are buckling down, one result is that charities and community organizations are hit hard.

Two things happen, actually. There are fewer contributions and there are more demands for services. People begin to fall through the cracks and lose their jobs.

Food banks are starting to really see the results of the weakening economy. The shortness of supplies is due to a combination of fewer government subsidies, fewer personal donations, and food price inflation.

I sure wish I could do more about this, but unfortunately feeding my family of 9 is more than what I can handle on a weekly basis. My food budget has had to be bumped up about $15 a week to buy basically the same items. Pretty depressing.

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