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Rising food and gas prices impact residents

 

Last updated 5/8/2008 at Noon



Many local residents are reporting increased hardship caused by food and gas inflation, as well as other economic factors. This year, Fallbrook Food Pantry has noticed a sharp rise of those seeking assistance with basic food supply. In March of last year, 16,287 individuals were assisted. This year in March that figure increased to 19,812 - an increase of 16.3%. The rising numbers of qualifying clients due to the economic downturn, a 20% increase in the cost of basic foods purchased for distribution such as milk, rice and beans—coupled with a recent decline in donations—have created a h...



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