Dominick’s had been a major benefactor to local food banks, and will no longer be providing donations to an annual effort to fight hunger.
With all the rain we’ve had lately, we might forget we had a serious drought this summer, and that the drought will have a big impact on food prices this fall.
Even as the economy grew and the unemployment rate began to shrink, the number of Illinois households getting food stamps hit record levels in December, showing no signs of an economic recovery, and area food pantries say they’ve continued to see more people asking for help.
Many food pantries are no longer just for people. They’re for pets, too.