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Food Banks – A Growing (Permanent) Part of the Food Chain

Positive Future News #940 (Feature Photo – Food Bank Workers – CCA 2.0 Generic, Sterling Communications)

NPR reports on the growing demand on Food Banks to fill the needs brought on by inflation. Few folks realize that food banking represents the largest grocery chain in the U.S – some 60,000 food banks, pantries and soup kitchens. In contrast, Walmart, the largest grocer in America, has only some 4,700 outlets in the U.S.

One of the messages coming out of national and international volatilities is thoughts about greater decentralization of economic production. Things like more local and urban focus on food production or more diversification of production in America with some decrease in reliance on foreign markets. Certainly easier said than done. You can read the full article here:

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/02/1101473558/demand-food-banks-inflation-supply-chain

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