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Friday, December 5, 2008

News Feature: Recession Driving More Coloradans to Food Pantries

In this season of holiday feasts, a growing number of Coloradans are turning to food stamps and charities just to put meals on the table. That has some agencies worried about keeping up with the need. KCFR's Megan Verlee reports.

The warehouse at Jewish Family Services looks full, but staff say food is distributed
almost as soon as it arrives.

The Salvation Army's Neal Hogan stands in his nearly-bare food pantry.

A volunteer fills food bags at the JeffCo Action Center.

Boxes stand waiting in the Jewish Family Services pantry.