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Food banks’ demand surges ahead of first Thanksgiving without pandemic aid

November 21, 2023
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Since the federal government slashed pandemic-era food assistance in March, Tahjae Pitt has been skimping on laundry. “I’ve got three bags of dirty clothes because I had to spend money on groceries,” said Pitt, 26, a single mother in Southeast D.C. “I had to make sure my son had food.” Cutting the assistance, which had bolstered Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program payments, affected over a million households like Pitt’s in the D.C. area, according to a report from the nonprofit Food Research & Action Center.

Article Source: Washington Post

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