To Fight Waste and Hunger, Food Banks Start Cooking

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The New York Times

This news article explores the paradoxical issue of increasing food waste and hunger in the United States in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic; due to the dramatic drop in demand from restaurants, schools, hotels, and other businesses, farmers are faced with a glut of perishable products that are going to waste. However, food insecurity is also increasing rapidly as more and more people are plunged into financial instability. Food banks are trying to bridge the gap and help both the struggling farmers and food-insecure communities.

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