Food pantry demand up sharply in Kansas

Increased need comes at a time when donations are down because of coronavirus. Pantries report about a 30% increase in need.

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State News

May 8, 2020 - 3:16 PM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Operators of food assistance programs across Kansas are serving hundreds of additional families that are struggling financially due to the fallout from the coronavirus.

The increased need comes at a time when donations are down, Kansas Food Bank CEO Brian Walker told the Wichita Eagle.

The food bank last week began surveying 164 partner agencies across the state. The 104 responses as of Tuesday indicated a roughly 30% increase in need due to the pandemic.

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