In rural America, farmers are dumping milk and cheese. In cities, stores can’t keep up with demand while those who can afford the rising prices find it costs a lot more to fill their shopping bags while essentials disappear off the shelves.
10% of households in New York are food insecure and depend more than ever on food pantries or food banks during the coronavirus lockdown. Meanwhile the non-profits that run them are running of cash and volunteers.
New York Mission Society Board Member Jean Shafiroff joined the FPA's Ian Williams to discuss the shortages at food pantries and the skyrocketing demand.
To get involved and help with the food shortage facing Americans consider supporting:
Glwd.org (God's Love We Deliver)
TO DONATE TO Stony Brook Southampton Hospital (COVID-19 FUND)
To DONATE TO Supply meals to homeless animals across the USA (due to COVID-19).
AmericanHumane.org American Humane Society
TO DONATE to Southampton Animal Shelter (food pantry for dogs and cats