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The rising cost of food is taking a toll on personal budgets, but it's really hitting hard at soup kitchens and public schools.
Organizations who provide food for the homeless or hungry are dealing this triple threat: Higher expenses for food - as much as 5 or 6% - an increased demand for their services, from people hit hard by the economy; and so-called "donation fatigue" as people make tough choices, and cut down on their charitable giving.
Meanwhile - schools are seeing more students asking for free or reduced price lunches, causing a drain on school budgets.
Today, Where We Live, a conversation about the rising price of food, and how it's hitting some of our most vulnerable people and institutions.
You can join the conversation about balancing food costs, food availability, and nutrition. Add your suggestions, questions and comments below.
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