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Need For Food Remains at Record Levels

With the number of families in need of food in southeastern Pennsylvania already at record levels, now the cost of home heating and holiday expenses are driving demand even higher.

Locally, food pantry managers say they’re seeing longer lines of people waiting for food than they’ve witnessed in years, and the holidays exacerbate that demand.

The skyrocketing food instability that started locally and nationally during the COVID-19 pandemic has trended dramatically upward in many places including Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties in recent months, officials say.

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