Friday, November 7, 2008

The "Newly Poor"

Alan Christian PR counsel for Frederick's "Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs" described the upsurge in demand facing Frederick County's 8 food banks as:

"An evolution of the newly poor"

Wow, that says it all doesn't it?

City of Frederick MD Soup Kitchen

Last year in September 2007 the Frederick Food Bank served 700 people.
This September it served 1700 people.

Local churches are bringing in roughly half of the bags of groceries that they brought in last year (cost of food going up - fruits and vegetables are up 10% over last year).

When interviewed by the Frederick News Post, Sarah McLeavey, director of the City of Frederick's George Shields Food Bank on 14 East All Saints Street, Frederick, MD 21701. Telephone: 301-600-6263 said she is spending about $1,600 every week and a half on groceries.

Food Bank City of Frederick MD

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