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25 years ago: Demand outpaces supply at area food banks

July 10, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 10, 1986:

The cupboards were nearly bare at the city’s food banks as demand had risen sharply in recent weeks. At the East Central Kansas Economic Corp. (ECKAN), 331 Maine, requests for emergency food had more than tripled in June, according to coordinator Sue Beers. “I have never, in the three years I have been up here, had so many requests for food,” Beers said. “One lady said she either fixes breakfast or dinner. She didn’t have enough for both. She prefers feeding the kids at 3 or 4 in the afternoon and at least they don’t go to bed hungry.” Other agencies that provided emergency food services at the time were the Ballard Community Center, 708 Elm; the Lawrence Indian Center, 1920 Moodie Rd.; Penn House, 1035 Pa.; and the Salvation Army, 946 New Hampshire.

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