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Second Harvest to host second traveling food pantry at Canfield Fairgrounds

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have extra food tonightthanks to Second Harvest Foodbank First News Senior Reporter Gerry Ricciutti takes us to Canfield to see how this pandemic is impacting the local economy They came in everything from small sub- compacts to big S-U- V'ssome waiting hours to pull through the Government Building at the Canfield Fairgrounds to pick up food 12 BECK PAGE: BEFORE THE MIDDLE OF MARCHOUR AGENCIES WERE SEEING AROUND 11- THOUSAND PEOPLE A WEEKWE'RE WELL OVER A FORTY PERCENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN NEED OF FOOD ASSISTANCE This is the fifth of these "traveling food pantries" organized by Second Harvest Foodbank since the pandemic startedMore than a dozen members of the National Guard's 2-37th Brigade Support Battalion from Austintown are herehelping load cars and direct traffic 42 STAFF SGT

NATHAN NANCE: YOU KNOWSEEING PEOPLE THATYOU KNOW NORMALLY WOULDN'T HAVE TO COME GET FOOD

THEY'RE NOW COMING TO GET FOOD

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STUFF LIKE THATSOITS A VERY HUMBLING EXPERIENCE Organizers admit they suffered through some supply-chain issues trying to meet the increasing demand

but are now receiving additional supplies from the state and the U-S Department of Agriculture BECKY PAGE: ONCE THEY GOT CAUGHT UP WITH THE GROCERY STORES

MEETING THAT DEMANDTHE TRUCKS STARTED TO COME INAND WE'RE WORKING AT FULL CAPACITY That couldn't have come at a better time for the foodbankwhich distributed a record 11- and-a-half-million pounds of food last year

months before the pandemic hitand the economy shutdown BECKY PAGE: CURRENTLYRIGHT NOWWE'RE SITTING 3-MILLION POUNDS AHEAD OF WHERE WE WERE LAST YEAR

With about a thousand cars seen todaymore pantries like this are planned early next month in Trumbull and Columbiana CountiesIn CanfieldGerry RicciuttiWKBN 27 First News

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